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To an unwarranted degree; inordinately:‘there is no need to be unduly alarmed’
excessively, immoderately, intemperately, disproportionately, out of all proportion, inordinatelysuperfluously, too, overly, overmuchunnecessarily, needlesslyunwarrantedly, unjustifiably, unreasonablyinappropriately, unsuitably, improperly, ill-advisedlyView synonyms
- ‘I don't want to alarm them unduly, but they do need to be extremely careful.’
- ‘It suggests that the existing regime contains aspects which unduly deter investment.’
- ‘The SNP, they claim, is being punished unduly for the general disillusion with home rule.’
- ‘It isn't the first time they have unduly worried themselves by failing to put lesser opponents out of sight.’
- ‘They should be compensated with money when their interest is unduly interfered with.’
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