undue
adjective Date: 14th century 1. not due ; not yet payable 2. exceeding or violating propriety or fitness ; excessive <
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  • undue — un·due /ˌən dü, dyü/ adj 1: not due: not yet payable an undue bill 2: exceeding or violating propriety or fitness would impose undue hardship on the debtors such a requirement would place an undue burden on employers Merriam Webster’s …   Law dictionary

  • Undue — Un*due , a. 1. Not due; not yet owing; as, an undue debt, note, or bond. [1913 Webster] 2. Not right; not lawful or legal; improper; as, an undue proceeding. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Not agreeable to a rule or standard, or to duty;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undue — UK US /ʌnˈdjuː/ adjective [before noun] ► more than is acceptable or necessary: »Another rise in interest rates so soon would risk spreading undue alarm among businesses and consumers. undue pressure/strain/hardship »A council member said the… …   Financial and business terms

  • undue — late 14c., not owing or payable, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of DUE (Cf. due). Formed on model of O.Fr. indeu, L. indebitus. Meaning not appropriate, unseasonable is recorded from late 14c. Sense of unjustifiable is attested from c.1400… …   Etymology dictionary

  • undue — [adj] excessive, unnecessary disproportionate, exceeding, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, forbidden, illegal, ill timed, immoderate, improper, inappropriate, inapt, indecorous, inept, inordinate, intemperate, needless, overmuch, sinister, too… …   New thesaurus

  • undue — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessive or disproportionate. DERIVATIVES unduly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • undue — [un do͞o′, undyo͞o′] adj. 1. not yet due or payable, as a debt 2. not appropriate or suitable; improper 3. excessive; immoderate …   English World dictionary

  • undue — un|due [ˌʌnˈdju: US ˈdu:] adj [only before noun] formal more than is reasonable, suitable, or necessary ▪ De Gaulle felt that America had undue influence in Europe. undue pressure/stress/strain etc ▪ Exercise gently and avoid putting yourself… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undue — [[t]ʌ̱ndju͟ː, AM du͟ː[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If you describe something bad as undue, you mean that it is greater or more extreme than you think is reasonable or appropriate. This would help the families to survive the drought without undue suffering...… …   English dictionary

  • undue — /un dooh , dyooh /, adj. 1. unwarranted; excessive: undue haste. 2. inappropriate; unjustifiable; improper: undue influence. 3. not owed or currently payable. [1350 1400; ME undewe. See UN 1, DUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • undue — UK [ʌnˈdjuː] / US [ʌnˈdu] adjective [only before noun] formal not necessary or reasonable These minor improvements have caused undue expense and delay. • Collocations: Nouns frequently used with undue ▪  burden, delay, hardship, influence,… …   English dictionary

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