But people also have a right to a fair trial and freedom from an undue flogging.
After undue delay the United States has finally put itself in support of such a process.
Placing an undue emphasis on our ‘separateness’ is a step backward.
I do agree that a just and proportionate sentence must be determined, objectively, and without hysteria or undue emotion.
Critics contend that bundlers have undue influence over politicians.
I must not delay, and yet I must not spoil all by undue hurry.
There was an air of undue haste—a precipitancy and rush not all reassuring.
And, like Schopenhauer, he masked this undue sensibility with a repelling misanthropy.
The mischief is in the blood,—I mean, in the undue distribution of the blood.
He was prevented only by the promise made to his friend, and the fear of undue excitement in the mind of his mother.
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.