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uncalled for

Inappropriate, unfair, or undeserved. Said especially of some action or remark that is overly aggressive, punitive, or malicious. Hyphenated if used before a noun. Sir, I appreciate that you are frustrated, but such rude remarks are completely uncalled for. The boss started throwing around a lot of uncalled-for accusations at our team. Don't you think sending the entire SWAT team to the situation is a bit uncalled for?

uncalled for

Not justified, undeserved, as in That rude remark was uncalled for. [Early 1800s] Also see call for, def. 3.