Definitions for uncalled-forʌnˈkɔldˌfɔr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. not called for; not wanted or needed.

  2. unwarranted; unjustified; improper:

    uncalled-for criticism.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncalled-for(adj)

    not required or requested

    "uncalled-for suggestions"

  2. gratuitous, needless, uncalled-for(adj)

    unnecessary and unwarranted

    "a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life"


  1. uncalled-for(Adjective)

    Unwanted; not requested or required.

  2. uncalled-for(Adjective)

    Unwarranted, disproportionate, or inappropriate; not deserved or justified, especially when rude or offensive.

    That nasty remark was uncalled-for.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncalled-for(adj)

    not called for; not required or needed; improper; gratuitous; wanton

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of actions, remarks etc) unnecessary and usually rude

Some of his comments are a bit uncalled-for.

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