uncalled-for

adjective un·called-for \ ˌən-ˈkȯl(d)-ˌfȯr \

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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UNCALLED-FOR Defined for English Language Learners

uncalled-for

Definition of uncalled-for for English Language Learners

  • : not necessary or appropriate : not called for


UNCALLED-FOR Defined for Kids

uncalled-for

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

Definition of uncalled-for for Students

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


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