uncalled for

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.
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.
On Monday, a meeting of the PBC's executive committee which was presided over by its chairman Hafiz Mohammad Idris Shaikh observed that the comments relating to the judgement authored by Justice Isa was uncalled for. The meeting was attended by PBC vice chairman Syed Amjad Shah, Mohammad Ahsan Bhoon, Azam Nazeer Tarar, Mohammad Yousaf Laghari and Syed Qalbe Hassan.
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.
" The security forum said India has committed uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan
Now retired US diplomat Michael Markle has said it was "uncalled for" that the former Suits actress had turned her back on the family.
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Lacson considered Zeid's statement as "inappropriate" and "uncalled for." He suggested that the UN official should draw the line with his statements
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."
"When you play Test cricket these shots are highly uncalled for. They looked very immature and played some bad shots.
Describing one's fellow North Easterners as "lumpen great northern oafs" and "old folk" as "people with barely a dozen brain cells between them", followed by "stupid oiks", is insulting and uncalled for. Make your point political, never personal.