uncalled

adjective

un·​called ˌən-ˈkȯld How to pronounce uncalled (audio)
: 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 This interjection, from an obviously unqualified source, on the relative cognitive conditions of the candidates was totally uncalled for. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 27 June 2024 The race remains uncalled two days after the primary, with McGuire leading by 321 votes. Leigh Ann Caldwell, Washington Post, 20 June 2024 Many of the punches Brunson takes along the way, however, are going un-called — and Sunday’s uncalled foul went uncorrected. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 2 Apr. 2024 Russell got a standing ovation from the Crypto.com Arena crowd and his bench when the third 3-pointer (off an assist from James) in the sequence left him sprawled on his back from uncalled defensive contact and the Lakers with a 103-79 lead with 9:06 left. Khobi Price, Orange County Register, 5 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for uncalled 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncalled was in the 15th century

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“Uncalled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncalled. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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