[ UK /ʌndjˈuː/ ]
[ US /ənˈdu/ ]
  1. not yet payable
    an undue loan
  2. not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
    undue influence
    accused of using undue force
    I didn't want to show undue excitement
  3. beyond normal limits
    excessive charges
    a book of inordinate length
    his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    unreasonable demands
  4. lacking justification or authorization
    desire for undue private profit
    unwarranted limitations of personal freedom
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How To Use undue In A Sentence

  • In this case it may be possible to remove it without undue risk. Times, Sunday Times
  • He remains strong in the polls as Canada has suffered less from the worldwide Quebec, with 23% of the national population, its distinctive French-language ( "francophone") culture, angered the western provinces by wielding undue influence on the Federal Government and its repeated threats to national unity. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • The kick should be taken without undue delay .
  • But our relationship should be one of mature partnership not one of undue deference.
  • Companies do not want any undue fuss. Times, Sunday Times
  • In Vancouver, Wash., about 700 people demonstrated against what they described as undue influence by corporations in American life. Breaking News: CBS News
  • The US legal system is highly politicised and thus vulnerable to undue influence from wealthy business and individuals. Times, Sunday Times
  • Undue brevity degenerates into mere epigrammatism. Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American
  • Undue delays have been caused by people not doing their jobs properly.
  • But the Bench refused to stay the proceedings after Jordan had contended he had been prejudiced by undue, unconscionable and inordinate delay since the raid two years ago.
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