unduly
[ uhn-doo-lee ]
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Part of Speech adverb
Origin + Etymology
14th-15th Century; Middle English from Middle English undewely
Synonyms
    1.
  • immensely
  • extremely
    2.
  • unfairly
  • unjustifiably
Antonyms
    1.
  • duly
  • fittingly
    2.
  • appropriately
  • justifiably
Definition
1. excessively
2. in an improper or inappropriate manner
Examples
1. A) The mother was always unduly worried about her children. B) He felt like his chores were made to unduly punish him.
2. A) The man was unduly critical of his wife. B) In cases of nepotism, the family member is always unduly favored.
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