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undue

un·due

undue

pronunciation:
uhn du
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not justifiable; excessive.
He took an undue amount of time to finish the job.
antonyms:
due
definition 2: not proper or justified.
The man she's seeing has undue influence over her.The play received undue criticism in my opinion.
antonyms:
due
definition 3: not yet due for payment.
Homophone Note
The words undue and undo (to release or reverse) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word undue contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2