unduly

[uhn-doo-lee, -dyoo-]

adverb

excessively: unduly worried.
in an inappropriate, unjustifiable, or improper manner: unduly critical.

Nearby words

  1. undulation,
  2. undulative,
  3. undulatory,
  4. undulatory theory,
  5. undulatus,
  6. undying,
  7. une,
  8. unearned,
  9. unearned income,
  10. unearned increment

Origin of unduly

First recorded in 1350–1400, unduly is from the Middle English word undewely. See undue, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for unduly

unduly

adverb

immoderately; excessively
in contradiction of moral or legal standards
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Word Origin and History for unduly

unduly

adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + duly.

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