from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Excessively; immoderately: unduly familiar with strangers.

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  • adv. Undeservedly, not warranted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an undue manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an undue manner or degree; wrongly; improperly; excessively; inordinately.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to an undue degree


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undue +‎ -ly


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  • Rest assured, by the way, that any comments you may post here that indulge in unduly coarse language will be deleted.

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  • A widespread sense prevailed that de Man's thinking posed, in unduly formalist fashion, the literary text against or outside of history rather than embedded in it.

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  • And although Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton yesterday blamed regulatory issues for the collapse of the deal, insiders have suggested that further improvements in the economic climate - and in Rio's financial position - since the scheme was proposed left Rio management feeling the terms unduly favoured BHP.

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  • (d) to otherwise restrain or injure competition unduly, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to a fine not exceeding ten million dollars or to both

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  • I don’t want them to sag, or to look funny, or to deviate unduly from the breasts of those women whom I find attractive.

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  • Now customers are in a new stage of recovery for the rest, slogging through what some describe as an unduly arduous claims process.

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  • "Ah!" exclaimed the Postilion with a slow nod, and drawing out the word unduly, "and talking o 'sheets and beds -- what about my second passenger?

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  • Of course, Doctor, if you find the word miracle unduly sectarian, we can substitute success.

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  • To take but one point: Mr. Sleuth did not ask to be called unduly early.

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