- 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 gave undue attention to the road.
- He was entirely free from pride and undue self-assertion.
- Carmen shot a glance at Alex, who was giving his meal undue attention.
- Undue stress is often laid on the fact that Lingula has come down to us apparently unchanged since Cambrian times, whilst Crania, and forms very closely resembling Discina and Rhynchonella, are found from the Ordovician strata onwards.
- The instrument exhibited by Thompson would, without undue heating, take a current of 30 amperes, which was sufficient to produce a magnetizing force of woo units.