uncalled

adjective
un·​called | \ ˌən-ˈkȯld How to pronounce uncalled (audio) \

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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His words are uncalled for and are endangering more and more people. Rob Schenck, Time, "My Words Led to Violence. Now Trump's Are Too," 6 Aug. 2019 That did strike me as a little uncalled for,’’ the judge said. oregonlive.com, "Former Oregon man sentenced to 2 years in prison for defrauding investors in gold-mining scam," 8 July 2019 The uncalled-for expansion of the financial sector came about via the systematic dismantling, over three decades, of New Deal regulatory safeguards, enacted in the immediate aftermath of the American banking system’s collapse in the early 1930s. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "The Green New Deal: A Capitalist Plot (Part 1)," 20 June 2019 In response to the recent controversy surrounding Jordyn's cheating scandal, with Khloe Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, the brand took an uncalled-for shot at Jordyn's latest selfie, which showed off a cute short haircut. Alyssa Hardy, Allure, "Bellami Hair Just Apologized to Jordyn Woods For Posting a Meme About Her "Bad Hair"," 14 Mar. 2019 The Capitals would have had genuine grievances if things had been decided in the first overtime, when a high stick to the face of T.J. Oshie went uncalled and the Blue Jackets were given a power play shortly after. Eric Single, SI.com, "Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundup: Vegas Sweeps Kings, Moves on to Round 2," 18 Apr. 2018 In response to the recent controversy surrounding her cheating scandal with Khloe Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, the brand took an uncalled for shot at her latest selfie showing off a short haircut. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Bellami Hair Apologizes for Jordyn Woods' Hair Meme," 13 Mar. 2019 Eleven of them are incumbents and four would be new representatives, although one race, that of Ben McAdams in Utah, was uncalled as of Monday night. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Nancy Pelosi Works to Quell Dissent Within Her Party," 19 Nov. 2018 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

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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