Definition of unduly in English:



  • To an unwarranted degree; inordinately:

    ‘there is no need to be unduly alarmed’
    • ‘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.’
    excessively, immoderately, intemperately, disproportionately, out of all proportion, inordinately
    superfluously, too, overly, overmuch
    unnecessarily, needlessly
    unwarrantedly, unjustifiably, unreasonably
    inappropriately, unsuitably, improperly, ill-advisedly
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