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uncalled-for

[uhn-kawld-fawr] /ʌnˈkɔldˌfɔr/
adjective
1.
not called for; not required; superfluous; unwanted.
2.
unwarranted; unjustified; improper:
an uncalled-for criticism.
Origin of uncalled-for
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10
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British Dictionary definitions for uncalled for

uncalled-for

/ˌʌnˈkɔːldfɔː/
adjective
1.
unnecessary or unwarranted
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Idioms and Phrases with uncalled for

uncalled for

Not justified, undeserved, as in That rude remark was uncalled for. [ Early 1800s ]
Also see: call for, def. 3.
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