Superfluous vs Undue - What's the difference?

superfluous | undue |


As adjectives the difference between superfluous and undue

is that superfluous is in excess of what is required or sufficient while undue is excessive; going beyond that what is natural or sufficient.

superfluous

English

Adjective

(-)
  • In excess of what is required or sufficient.
  • With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous .

    Synonyms

    * excessive, extraneous, extra, pleonastic, supernumerary, surplus, unnecessary, extravagant

    Coordinate terms

    * gratuitous

    undue

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Excessive; going beyond that what is natural or sufficient.
  • To individuals who despise killings in any form, death penalty is undue punishment.
  • That which ought not to be done; illegal; unjustified.
  • (of a payment etc) Not owing or payable.
  • Derived terms

    * undueful * undue influence * undueness * unduly