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undue Syllabification: un·due
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈd(y)o͞o/

Definition of undue in English:


Unwarranted or inappropriate because excessive or disproportionate: this figure did not give rise to undue concern
More example sentences
  • It was characterised by an excessive and even undue respect for authority and authoritarianism.
  • Cllr Joe Dunne said he was concerned at what appears ‘to be an undue delay’ in putting the scheme in place.
  • Anyone who continues to look at the new environment from an outdated perspective will become embroiled in excessive and undue worries.
excessive, immoderate, intemperate, inordinate, disproportionate;
uncalled for, unneeded, unnecessary, needless, unwarranted, unjustified, unreasonable;
inappropriate, unmerited, unsuitable, improper


Pronunciation: /ˌənˈd(y)o͞olē/
Example sentences
  • I don't want to alarm them unduly, but they do need to be extremely careful.
  • It suggests that the existing regime contains aspects which unduly deter investment.
  • They should be compensated with money when their interest is unduly interfered with.
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