undue


undue

adjective

  1. unwarranted; excessive: undue haste.
  2. inappropriate; unjustifiable; improper: undue influence.
  3. not owed or currently payable.

adjective

  1. excessive or unwarranted
  2. unjust, improper, or illegal
  3. (of a debt, bond, etc) not yet payable

adj.late 14c., “not owing or payable,” from un- (1) “not” + past participle of due (adj.). Formed on model of Old French indeu, Latin indebitus. Meaning “not appropriate, unseasonable” is recorded from late 14c. Sense of “unjustifiable” is attested from c.1400 (implied in unduly). Meaning “excessive” is first recorded 1680s.

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