uncalled

adjective un·called \ ˌən-ˈkȯld \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of uncalled

15th century


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