- not called for; not required; superfluous; unwanted.
- unwarranted; unjustified; improper: an uncalled-for criticism.
Origin of uncalled-for
First recorded in 1600–10
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Examples from the Web for uncalled-for
At breakfast Miss Smedley behaved in a most mean and uncalled-for manner.The Golden Age
Nell's face flamed; then, ashamed of the uncalled-for blush, she laughed.Nell, of Shorne Mills</p>
Mrs. Otway had begun by listening in silence to this uncalled-for outburst.Good Old Anna
Marie Belloc Lowndes
"War is one thing, and uncalled-for heartlessness is another," he said.An Undivided Union
Was there ever anything so ridiculous and uncalled-for as a school-feast?The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6
Augustus J. C. Hare
- unnecessary or unwarranted
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