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uncalled for

Unjust, undeserved, or inappropriate. Sir, I appreciate that you are frustrated, but such rude remarks are really uncalled for. You made your point, Jim, but it was uncalled for to give the kids such a harsh punishment.

uncalled for

Not justified, undeserved, as in That rude remark was uncalled for. [Early 1800s] Also see call for, def. 3.
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Islamabad's reaction to us stopping extra water to them is uncalled for," Shekhawat said.
The supremacy war between the Senate and National Assembly is uncalled for and if anything, they are punishing the wrong people.
Replying to a question, he said demand for mid-term elections by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is uncalled for in the current situation.
Replying to a question, he said demand for mid-term elections by Pakistan Mulim League Nawaz is uncalled for in the current situation.
Replying to a question, he said demand for mid-term elections by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is uncalled for in the current situation.
It's uncalled for (I apologize for the excessive ranting.
THE Oyo State House of Assembly has described as uncalled for and irrelevant a letter sent to it by the members of the legislative council of Irepo local government, Kisi, on the withdrawal of the purported suspension of the Chairman, Alhaji Asifu Adediran-Sulaiman his vice, Mrs Victoria Ojedele.
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Bar Council the mother body that regulates the affairs of the legal fraternity on Monday rejected a demand by the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) for immediate removal of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, and described its resolution as uncalled for, unnecessary that transgresses the independence of judiciary.
The continuous usage of force by Israel against unarmed Palestinian protesters was uncalled for and unacceptable in any way, Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement carried by Malaysian National News Agency.
ISLAMABAD -- A special meeting of the National Security Committee Tuesday, while strongly rejecting Indian claim of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot, said India has committed an "uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing.
Meghan's uncle, retired US diplomat Michael Markle, has said it was "uncalled for" that the former Suits actress had turned her back on the family.
Summary: Malayala Manorama group had tweeted that it was 'uncalled for to touch a stranger without her consent, especially a woman'
Panfilo "Ping" Lacson today defended President Duterte against United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's statement he needs "psychiatric evaluation." saying his pronouncements were "uncalled for and unbecoming of a high official."
'This action of High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein is completely uncalled for and demeans not only the head of state of a member-state, but tarnishes the reputation of the Office of the High Commissioner,' he added.
"When you play Test cricket these shots are highly uncalled for.