uncalled-for

adjective
un·​called-for | \ ˌən-ˈkȯl(d)-ˌfȯr How to pronounce uncalled-for (audio) \

Definition of uncalled-for

1 : not called for or needed : unnecessary
2 : being or offered without provocation or justification an uncalled-for display of temper uncalled-for insults

First Known Use of uncalled-for

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of uncalled-for was circa 1656

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“Uncalled-for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncalled-for. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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uncalled-for

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uncalled-for

: not necessary or appropriate : not called for

uncalled-for

adjective
un·​called-for | \ ˌən-ˈkȯld-ˌfȯr \

Kids Definition of uncalled-for

: not needed or wanted : not proper uncalled-for remarks

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