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Meaning of UNDUE

Pronunciation:  un'doo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not yet payable; "an undue loan"
  2. [adj]  not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances; "undue influence"; "I didn't want to show undue excitement"; "accused of using undue force"
  3. [adj]  beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
  4. [adj]  lacking justification or authorization; "unreasonable searches and seizures"; "desire for undue private profit"; "unwarranted limitations of personal freedom"
 

UNDUE is a 5 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: excessive, immoderate, inordinate, not due, unjustified, unreasonable, unwarranted
 
 Antonyms: due, owed
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un*due"\, a.
1. Not due; not yet owing; as, an undue debt, note, or bond.

2. Not right; not lawful or legal; improper; as, an undue
   proceeding. --Bacon.

3. Not agreeable to a rule or standard, or to duty;
   disproportioned; excessive; immoderate; inordinate; as, an
   undue attachment to forms; an undue rigor in the execution
   of law.

{Undue influence} (Law), any improper or wrongful constraint,
   machination, or urgency of persuasion, by which one's will
   is overcome and he is induced to do or forbear an act
   which he would not do, or would do, if left to act freely.
   --Abbott.

 

 

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