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undue

[ uhn-doo, -dyoo ]
/ ʌnˈdu, -ˈdyu /
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adjective
unwarranted; excessive: undue haste.
inappropriate; unjustifiable; improper: undue influence.
not owed or currently payable.
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Origin of undue

First recorded in 1350–1400, undue is from the Middle English word undewe.See un-1, due

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH undue

undo, undue
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How to use undue in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for undue

undue
/ (ʌnˈdjuː) /

adjective
excessive or unwarranted
unjust, improper, or illegal
(of a debt, bond, etc) not yet payable

usage for undue

The use of undue in sentences such as there is no cause for undue alarm is redundant and should be avoided
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