Definition of undue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈdjuː/


Unwarranted or inappropriate because excessive or disproportionate: this figure did not give rise to undue concern
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  • 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  • Anyone who continues to look at the new environment from an outdated perspective will become embroiled in excessive and undue worries.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, extreme, immoderate, intemperate, disproportionate, inordinate;
fulsome, superfluous, too much, too great;
uncalled for, unneeded, unnecessary, non-essential, not required, needless;
unwarranted, unjustified, unreasonable;
inappropriate, unmerited, unsuitable, unseemly, unbecoming, improper, ill-advised

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