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uncalled-for

[uhn-kawld-fawr] /ʌnˈkɔldˌfɔr/
adjective
1.
not called for; not required; superfluous; unwanted.
2.
unwarranted; unjustified; improper:
an uncalled-for criticism.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10
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Examples for uncalled-for
  • People should be either formally invited or should be paying back a visit, otherwise their uncalled-for visits are much despised.
  • Third, uncalled-for determinations of eligibility are not made, again burdening the system as well as increasing parent anxiety.
  • Bullying is repeated and uncalled-for aggressive behavior, or quite simply, unprovoked meanness.
British Dictionary definitions for uncalled-for

uncalled-for

/ˌʌnˈkɔːldfɔː/
adjective
1.
unnecessary or unwarranted
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