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

Examples of uncalled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Nelson returned later, Barclay Goodrow cross-checked him in the back of the neck, a play that went uncalled. Stephen Whyno, orlandosentinel.com, "Nikita Kucherov scores with under 9 seconds left in 2-1 Lightning victory over Islanders for 2-0 edge in Eastern finals," 10 Sep. 2020 The cross check by Rantanen on Heiskanen went uncalled by officials, but Heiskanen was slow to the bench after the hit. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "In Game 3 win, the Avalanche pushed back for the first time all series. Now it’s up to the Stars to respond," 27 Aug. 2020 Sending the mailers to other school board members was an uncalled for, Castor Dentel said. Leslie Postal, orlandosentinel.com, "Charter school groups behind ads attacking Castor Dentel in Orange school board race," 13 Aug. 2020 The escalation came nowhere, entirely uncalled for, entirely F*CKED UP. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Dove Cameron Says She and Thomas Doherty Were Trapped by Police During Peaceful Protest," 3 June 2020 Mullen said preparations to deploy the 82nd Airborne Division were uncalled for and harms democracy. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Retired Adm. Mike Mullen and former Defense Secretary William Cohen warn of politicization of military and 'autocratic' whims of Trump," 9 June 2020 The Lakers and the Suns were last the point of inspiration, with Jackson spending the build-up to that series needling Nash about uncalled carrying violations. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, "The Lakers withstood a test of time in a stacked West during 2010 title run," 10 May 2020 Following the interaction, some fans found Mike’s action uncalled for and took to Twitter to call out him out for putting Keke on the spot on live TV. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "The Bachelorette Star Mike Johnson Asked Keke Palmer on a Date and She Turned It Into a Meme," 15 Oct. 2019 Over the weekend, Democrats completed their sweep of Southern California’s longtime conservative bastion of Orange County, putting their House majority at 232 to 198, for a net gain of 37 seats, with five races still uncalled. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Republican Rick Scott Wins Senate Race in Florida," 18 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of uncalled

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncalled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncalled. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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