uncalled-for


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un·called-for

(ŭn-kôld′fôr′)
adj.
1. Not required or requested; unwanted: uncalled-for suggestions.
2. Not justified or deserved; unwarranted: uncalled-for rudeness.

uncalled-for

(ˌʌnˈkɔːldfɔː)
adj
unnecessary or unwarranted

un•called-for

(ʌnˈkɔldˌfɔr)

adj.
1. not called for; not wanted or needed.
2. unwarranted; unjustified; improper: uncalled-for criticism.
[1655–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncalled-for - not required or requesteduncalled-for - not required or requested; "uncalled-for suggestions"
unwanted - not wanted; not needed; "tried to give away unwanted kittens"
2.uncalled-for - unnecessary and unwarranteduncalled-for - unnecessary and unwarranted; "a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"
unnecessary, unneeded - not necessary

uncalled-for

uncalled-for

adjective
2. Not required, necessary, or warranted by the circumstances of the case:
Translations

uncalled-for

[ʌnˈkɔːldfɔːʳ] ADJgratuito, impropio
that was quite uncalled-foreso fue totalmente gratuito or impropio

uncalled-for

adj (= unjustified) criticismungerechtfertigt; (= unnecessary)unnötig; (= rude) remarkungebührlich, deplatziert; that was quite uncalled-fordas war nun wirklich nicht nötig or nett

uncalled-for

[ˌʌnˈkɔːldfɔːʳ] adj (remark) → fuori luogo inv; (action) → ingiustificato/a

uncalled-for

(anˈkoːldfoː) adjective
(of actions, remarks etc) unnecessary and usually rude. Some of his comments are a bit uncalled-for.
References in classic literature ?
Pitt (who thought himself much injured by the uncalled-for generosity of his deceased relative towards a lady who had only been Miss Crawley's faithful retainer a score of years) made no objection to that exercise of the dowager's authority.
Briggs told all her history amidst those perfectly uncalled-for sobs and ejaculations of wonder with which women of her soft nature salute an old acquaintance, or regard a rencontre in the street; for though people meet other people every day, yet some there are who insist upon discovering miracles; and women, even though they have disliked each other, begin to cry when they meet, deploring and remembering the time when they last quarrelled.
This is deemed a fortunate circumstance in the contingencies of this species of trade, since it enables the dealer to offer his uncalled-for wares in the least suspicious and most natural manner.
It was with considerable difficulty that the ape-man quieted the fellow's fears sufficiently to obtain a coherent statement from him as to the cause of his uncalled-for terror.
My three belles interrupted me perpetually with little silly questions and uncalled-for remarks, to some of which I made no answer, and to others replied very quietly and briefly.
My answer--our answer--to you is this,--no war between Japan and America is likely to take place unless your Cabinet should go to unreasonable and uncalled-for extremes.
At the best, in her most charitable frame of mind, she considered the statement of his views to be a caprice, an erratic and uncalled-for prank.
In the drawing-room I found Lady Lowborough, evidently in no very enviable state of mind, and struggling hard to conceal her discomposure by an overstrained affectation of unusual cheerfulness and vivacity, very uncalled-for under the circumstances, for she had herself given the company to understand that her husband had received unpleasant intelligence from home, which necessitated his immediate departure, and that he had suffered it so to bother his mind that it had brought on a bilious headache, owing to which, and the preparations he judged necessary to hasten his departure, she believed they would not have the pleasure of seeing him to-night.
A perhaps uncalled-for gush of pity came over my heart: I was moved to say -
All present stood rooted to the earth with amazement at this unexpected and apparently uncalled-for outbreak; but the poor prince's painful and rambling speech gave rise to a strange episode.
The FMOA provincial president said the department had caused massive damage to the mineral sector by making uncalled-for and unfair legislation during the last four years to the misery of both mine owners and workers.
Also, the SSGC came under attack in the house as a large number of members took up the issue of uncalled-for gas loadshedding and low pressure in harsh winter season.