undue

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 undue — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessive or disproportionate. DERIVATIVES unduly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 undue — /ʌnˈdju / (say un dyooh) adjective 1. unwarranted; excessive; too great: undue haste. 2. not proper, fitting, or right; unjustified: to exert undue influence. 3. not yet owing or payable. {un 1 + due} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 undue — adjective Date: 14th century 1. not due ; not yet payable 2. exceeding or violating propriety or fitness ; excessive < undue force > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 undue — adjective /ʌnˈdjuː,ʌnˈduː,ʌnˈdjuː/ a) Excessive; going beyond that what is natural or sufficient. To individuals who despise killings in any form, death penalty is undue punishment. b) That which ought not to be done; illegal; unjustified …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 undue — adj. Undue is used with these nouns: ↑attention, ↑burden, ↑complication, ↑delay, ↑emphasis, ↑hardship, ↑haste, ↑influence, ↑interference, ↑pessimism, ↑pressure, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 undue — un|due [ ʌn du ] adjective only before noun FORMAL not necessary or reasonable: EXCESSIVE: These minor improvements have caused undue expense and delay …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 undue — adjective (only before noun) formal more than is reasonable, suitable, or necessary: We managed to get through Customs without undue difficulty …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 undue — adjective we didn t intend to add undue stress to your situation Syn: excessive, immoderate, intemperate, inordinate, disproportionate; uncalled for, unneeded, unnecessary, needless, unwarranted, unjustified, unreasonable; inappropriate,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 undue — un•due [[t]ʌnˈdu, ˈdyu[/t]] adj. 1) unwarranted; excessive 2) inappropriate; unjustifiable or improper: undue influence[/ex] 3) not owed or currently payable • Etymology: 1350–1400 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 undue — More than necessary; not proper; illegal. It denotes something wrong, according to the standard of morals which the law enforces in relations of men, and in fact illegal, and qualifies the purpose with which influence is exercised or result which …

    Black's law dictionary