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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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 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

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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