uncalled for


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uncalled for

Not justified, undeserved, as in That rude remark was uncalled for. [Early 1800s] Also see call for, def. 3.
References in classic literature ?
Yes," he assented; "and Princess Tverskaya's interference in the most difficult private affairs is utterly uncalled for.
He had received M'Tavish and his party with uncalled for hospitality, as though they were friends and allies, instead of being a party of observation, come to reconnoitre the state of affairs at Astoria, and to await the arrival of a hostile ship.
He felt offended, and without his noticing it the feeling of offense immediately turned into one of disdain which was quite uncalled for.
This seems to me perfectly preposterous and uncalled for.
s Aunt, were extreme severity and grim taciturnity; sometimes interrupted by a propensity to offer remarks in a deep warning voice, which, being totally uncalled for by anything said by anybody, and traceable to no association of ideas, confounded and terrified the Mind.
It was so unexpected and so uncalled for that those who knew nothing about the rumors looked at one another and asked what was happening.
Metaxa, as the doctor secreted his stethoscope once more in his hat, "my remarks were not entirely uncalled for.
Poor relations are undeniably irritating,--their existence is so entirely uncalled for on our part, and they are almost always very faulty people.
Asim Saleem Bajwa said Friday that Altaf Hussains speech on television channel last night containing remarks about Army and its leadership were uncalled for and disgusting.
It was so uncalled for and I've never had anything so humiliating happen to me.
Stop all the uncalled for meetings and the councillors' pay and expenses before they start reducing the street cleaning in the city.
Observers said that what the village official forced the woman to do was excessive and uncalled for.
HAFIZABAD -- Class-IV employees, paramedical staff and clerks of the District Headquarters Hospital Hafizabad observed strike and sit-in demonstration for more than six hours to protest against the uncalled for attitude of lady Doctor Nazia and Dr.
The extreme and uncalled for dependence on foreign workers has economic, social, security and legal implications," said Zeyani.
is escalation of provocation is uncalled for as it merely creates much more tension between Russia and the European Union.