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due

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of due

  1. 1 having reached the date at which payment is required the loan is due next April Synonyms mature Related Words delinquent, outstanding, overdue, owed, owing, receivable, unpaid, unsettled; payable Near Antonyms cleared, liquidated, paid (off or up), repaid, settled; prepaid Antonyms undue

  2. 2 being in accordance with the prescribed, normal, or logical course of events their train is due to arrive in half an hour Synonyms anticipated, awaited, expected, scheduled, slated Near Antonyms behind, behindhand, belated, delinquent, dilatory, late, latish, overdue, tardy; early, premature, untimely; unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for

  3. 3 being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong all the participants in the trial are required to treat the judge with due respect Synonyms competent, condign, deserved, just, fair, justified, merited, right, rightful, warrantedRelated Words applicable, appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, meet, proper, requisite, suitable; lawful, legal, legitimate; accurate, correct, true; rhadamanthine, strict, stringent, uncompromising; equitable, impartial, squareNear Antonyms incoherent, incorrect, irrelative, irrelevant; improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, indefensible, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsuitable; biased, inequitable, partial, unequal; arbitrary, despotic; illegitimate, unlawfulAntonyms undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust, unjustified, unmerited, unwarranted


due

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of due

  1. 1 as stated or indicated without the slightest difference the island lies due south of the headland Synonyms exactly, full, just, precisely, right, sharp, smack-dab, squarely

  2. 2 in a direct line or course a plane flying due east Synonyms dead, direct, directly, plumb, plump, right, straight, straightwayNear Antonyms circuitously, deviously, veeringlyAntonyms indirectly


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