excessive vs undue what difference

what is difference between excessive and undue

English

Etymology

From Middle French excessif, from Medieval Latin excessivus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsɛsɪv/
  • Rhymes: -ɛsɪv

Adjective

excessive (comparative more excessive, superlative most excessive)

  1. Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:excessive

Antonyms

  • insufficient
  • deficient

Derived terms

  • excessive number

Related terms

  • exceed
  • excess

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.sɛ.siv/

Adjective

excessive

  1. feminine singular of excessif

Interlingua

Adjective

excessive (comparative plus excessive, superlative le plus excessive)

  1. excessive

Related terms

  • excesso

Latin

Adjective

excessīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of excessīvus


English

Etymology

From un- +‎ due

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ʌnˈdjuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ʌnˈduː/, /ʌnˈdjuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophone: undo (with yod dropping)

Adjective

undue (comparative more undue, superlative most undue)

  1. Excessive; going beyond that what is natural or sufficient.
    To individuals who despise killings in any form, death penalty is undue punishment.
    • 2016 January 17, “Wealthy cabals run America,” Al Jazeera America (retrieved 18 January 2016):
      But even if they don’t announce themselves on the cover of the Times business section, groups of millionaires exercise undue influence on every aspect of American life every day.
  2. That which ought not to be done; illegal; unjustified.
  3. (of a payment etc) Not owing or payable.

Derived terms

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