- not yet due or payable, as a debt
- not appropriate or suitable; improper
- excessive; immoderate
- An example of undue is a stressful situation that doesn't need to be stressful; undue stress.
- An example of undue is giving someone a hard time when they make a decision; undue criticism.
The definition of undue is something extreme, or inappropriate.
- Exceeding what is appropriate or normal; excessive: “I was grateful, without showing undue excitement” ( Katherine Mansfield )
- Not just, proper, or legal: undue use of force.
(comparative more undue, superlative most undue)
From un- +"Ž due
- He was entirely free from pride and undue self-assertion.
- He gave undue attention to the road.
- Carmen shot a glance at Alex, who was giving his meal undue attention.
- By undue pressure he secured a decision of the judges, in the test case of Godden v.
- And creeds were treated impartially; and, although the administration has been reproached alike for undue harshness and undue leniency, neither accusation can be sustained.