uncalled for


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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.
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.
Do not look upon all this that I am telling you about the clothes as uncalled for or spun out, for they have a great deal to do with the story.
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.
The major cause is the uncalled for fiddling with the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat clause, denying all charges of any changes and finally accepting the blunder and reversing the changes.
Coming from a high official of the United Nations, it seems uncalled for, it should have not come from him.
Coming from a high official of the United Nations, mukhang uncalled for, mukhang hindi nararapat lalo pa nga sa kaniya nanggaling, (I think its uncalled for, inappropriate, especially coming from him)," Lacson said in a Radio DZBB interview.
That remark is uncalled for and really off the mark.
Prof Dr Ehsanullah is from Mehsud tribe of SWA and tribal warned to take to streets against what they called an illegal and uncalled for suspension of the professor for the 7th consecutive time.
5m to his blue-eyed chairmen and deprived the chairmen and vice-chairmen of PTI which is arbitrary and uncalled for.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi tearing into the government during his first speech as Congress President was uncalled for.