Definitions for undueʌnˈdu, -ˈdyu

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word undue

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•dueʌnˈdu, -ˈdyu(adj.)

  1. unwarranted; excessive.

  2. inappropriate; unjustifiable or improper:

    undue influence.

  3. not owed or currently payable.

Origin of undue:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. undue(adj)

    not yet payable

    "an undue loan"

  2. undue(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. undue, unjustified, unwarranted(adj)

    lacking justification or authorization

    "desire for undue private profit"; "unwarranted limitations of personal freedom"

  4. excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable(adj)

    beyond normal limits

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. undue(adjective)ʌnˈdu, -ˈdyu

    not necessary or acceptable

    claims that lobbyists had undue influence on ministers


  1. undue(Adjective)

    Excessive; going beyond that what is natural or sufficient.

    To individuals who despise killings in any form, death penalty is undue punishment.

  2. undue(Adjective)

    That which ought not to be done; illegal; unjustified.

  3. undue(Adjective)

    Not owing or payable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undue(adj)

    not due; not yet owing; as, an undue debt, note, or bond

  2. Undue(adj)

    not right; not lawful or legal; improper; as, an undue proceeding

  3. Undue(adj)

    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

Translations for undue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


too great; more than is necessary

You show undue caution in distrusting him.

Get even more translations for undue »


Find a translation for the undue definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these undue definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"undue." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for undue?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for undue: