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undue

adjective [before noun] uk   /ʌnˈdjuː/ us    /-ˈduː/ formal
C2 to a level that is more than is necessary, acceptable, or reasonable: Such a high increase will impose an undue burden on the local tax payer.
unduly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
There's no need to be unduly pessimistic about the situation.
Translations of “undue”
in Spanish indebido, excesivo…
in French indu…
in German übertrieben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過分的,過度的…
in Russian чрезмерный…
in Turkish aşırı, gereğinden çok, yersiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过分的,过度的…
in Polish nadmierny, zbytni…
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