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- Undeservedly, not warranted.
- The speaker unduly criticized his opponent and later apologized for this.
- 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- The departure was not unduly prolonged. In the road Mr. Love and the driver favoured the company with a brief chanty running. “Got it?—No, I ain't, 'old on,—Got it? Got it?—No, 'old on sir.”
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 8, The China Governess:
- It was a casual sneer, obviously one of a long line. There was hatred behind it, but of a quiet, chronic type, nothing new or unduly virulent, and he was taken aback by the flicker of amazed incredulity that passed over the younger man's ravaged face.
undeservedly, not warranted