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unduly

adverb excessively, exorbitantly, extremely, immoderately, inordinately, intemperately, overly
Associated concepts: unduly harsh criminal sanctions
See also: arbitrary and capricious
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Still there were fine degrees, and he felt a little unduly snubbed.
Horne Fisher evidently allowed for all the neurotic possibilities of Archer and the dissipated habits of Herries; and whatever his faith in their present firmness, did not unduly tax their time and attention, even in the case of the Prime Minister.
I am a London University man, you know, and I am sure that your will not think that I am unduly singing my own praises if I say that my student career was considered by my professors to be a very promising one.
His father then told him that, as he had not been put to the expense of sending Angel up to Cambridge, he had felt it his duty to set by a sum of money every year towards the purchase or lease of land for him some day, that he might not feel himself unduly slighted.
Archer, who was seldom unduly pleased with human events, had been altogether glad of her son's engagement.
He is even unduly impatient of Plato's idealism, as is shown by the criticisms in the second book.
And he suffered enough from brazenly meddlesome and self-seeking folk, from impudent and inquisitive intruders, to justify some suspicion of old acquaintances suddenly styling themselves old friends, and of distant connections newly and unduly eager to claim relationship.
Watson quite agreed with him--he considered nothing was better than bread and butter for growing lads--but some parents, unduly pampering their offspring, insisted on it.
Thou needst not hasten thyself unduly," quoth the stout Friar.
The lives of countless men were spent in their service, the splendid genius, and patience of thousands of engineers and inventors, wealth and material beyond estimating; to their account we must put, stunted and starved lives on land, millions of children sent to toil unduly, innumerable opportunities of fine living undeveloped and lost.
I recalled that from my youth I had heard it said that too often, when people of my race reached any degree of success, they were inclined to unduly exalt themselves; to try and ape the wealthy, and in so doing to lose their heads.
John in his jaunty manner, which was always irritating because it made the person he talked to appear unduly clumsy and in earnest.