un·​called | \ˌən-ˈkȯld \

Definition of uncalled 

: not called an uncalled telephone number : such as

a : not asked for, invited, or told to come The entrance of the servant, uncalled, roused her.— Wilkie Collins

b finance : not called up for payment … protected by paid-up and uncalled capital.The Economist

c : not properly noted and penalized by an official an uncalled rules infraction The Czech wondered about the officiating when this flagrant foul went uncalled.— Austin Murphy — see also uncalled-for

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After a race was called on Tuesday night for Democrat Ben McAdams over incumbent Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love, the party has won 233 seats, and one uncalled race in New York appears to be going in Democrats’ favor. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Potential Rival to Pelosi for Speaker Decides Not to Run," 20 Nov. 2018 The weekend win expanded Democrats’ lead in the overall House to 232 to 198, with five races nationwide still uncalled as of Sunday afternoon. Byron Tau, WSJ, "Democrats Complete House Sweep of California’s Orange County," 18 Nov. 2018 That behavior was considered extreme and uncalled for. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Driving On Her Own in Saudi Arabia," 17 Aug. 2018 Goals Replay will be used to determine if a goal should stand, or if there was any foul by the attacking team in the buildup that went uncalled. Nick Schwartz, For The Win, "Everything you need to know about VAR, the video system that will change the World Cup," 16 June 2018 The latest celebrity to get completely uncalled-for opinions about her parenting skills from total strangers is Kourtney Kardashian, who on Sunday was trolled by a random Instagram user after posting a bikini pic, Stylecaster reported. Emily Wang, Allure, "Kourtney Kardashian Responds to Fan Who Mom-Shamed Her Bikini Photo," 9 July 2018 There was also an uncalled foul by Draymond Green in the final seconds of regulation. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "A questionable call in LeBron's favor drew expletive-laced response from Jordan Bell," 4 June 2018 Kuipers scolded Neymar to stop yapping at him about uncalled fouls, then delivered a yellow card when Neymar slammed the ball with his hand after yet another didn’t go his way. Matthew Futterman And Victor Mather, New York Times, "Brazil Gets Its First Win, a Triumph of Grit More Than Style," 23 June 2018 Several contests remain uncalled, and everyone is ready to move toward the general election. Christina Bellantoni, latimes.com, "Watch these congressional races in November," 11 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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