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UNDUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does undue mean? 

UNDUE (adjective)
  The adjective UNDUE has 4 senses:

1. not yet payable
2. not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
3. lacking justification or authorization
4. beyond normal limits

  Familiarity information: UNDUE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNDUE (adjective)


Sense 1undue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not yet payable

Synonyms:

not due; undue

Context example:

an undue loan

Antonym:

due (owed and payable immediately or on demand)


Sense 2undue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances

Context examples:

undue influence / I didn't want to show undue excitement / accused of using undue force

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Antonym:

due (suitable to or expected in the circumstances)


Sense 3undue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking justification or authorization

Synonyms:

unjustified; undue; unwarranted

Context examples:

unreasonable searches and seizures / desire for undue private profit / unwarranted limitations of personal freedom

Similar:

unreasonable (not reasonable; not showing good judgment)


Sense 4undue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beyond normal limits

Synonyms:

excessive; inordinate; unreasonable; undue

Context examples:

excessive charges / a book of inordinate length / his dress stops just short of undue elegance / unreasonable demands

Similar:

immoderate (not within reasonable limits)


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