undo vs undue :

undo or undue

The verb “undo” is the opposite of “do.” You undo your typing errors on a computer or undo your shoelaces to go wading.The adjective “undue” is the opposite of “due” and means “unwarranted” or “improper.” It is used in phrases like “undue influence,” “undue burdens,” and “undue expense.”

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  • v  cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
    I wish I could undo my actions
  • v  deprive of certain characteristics
  • v  cause the ruin or downfall of
  • v  cause to become loose
    undo the shoelace
  • v  remove the outer cover or wrapping of
    undo the parcel

  • a  not yet payable
    an undue loan
  • a  not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
    undue influence
    I didn't want to show undue excitement
    accused of using undue force
  • s  lacking justification or authorization
    desire for undue private profit
  • s  beyond normal limits
    his dress stops just short of undue elegance
News & Articles

  • Push starts for vote on Medicaid
    PHOENIX - Foes of Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion were already moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature - even before Brewer has a chance to sign it into law.
    June 14, 2013 - Arizona Daily Star
  • Opponents line up against Brewer's budget
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaking after Thursday's decisive vote to approve her $8.8 billion budget. PHOENIX — Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature. Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, who once represented a sizable portion of Cochise County, said he is ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Sierra Vista Herald
  • On Cherokee Street, business as usual — and then some
    Small-business owners hope shootings don't undo efforts to revitalize community.
    June 14, 2013 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch