uncalled for


uncalled for
Uncalled for
If someone does something bad and unnecessary without consideration for anothers feelings, what they do is uncalled for.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • Uncalled-for — Un*called for , a. Not called for; not required or needed; improper; gratuitous; wanton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncalled-for — [un kôld′fôr΄] adj. 1. not called for or required 2. unnecessary and out of place; impertinent …   English World dictionary

  • uncalled for — index disproportionate, excessive, extraneous, gratuitous (unwarranted), inapplicable, inappropriate, nonessential …   Law dictionary

  • uncalled-for — index exorbitant, expendable, inordinate, needless, otiose, redundant, superfluous, unclaimed, undue ( …   Law dictionary

  • uncalled-for — gratuitous, wanton, *supererogatory Analogous words: *impertinent, intrusive, officious: *foolish, silly, absurd, preposterous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • uncalled-for — [adj] unnecessary accidental, avoidable, fortuitous, futile, inappropriate, inessential, needless, nonessential, not required, optional, unessential, uninvited, unneeded, unrequired, unwanted, unwarranted, unwelcome, useless; concept 546 …   New thesaurus

  • uncalled-for — adjective 1. not required or requested uncalled for suggestions • Similar to: ↑unwanted 2. unnecessary and unwarranted a strikers tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life • Syn: ↑gratuitous, ↑needless …   Useful english dictionary

  • uncalled for — GRATUITOUS, unnecessary, needless, inessential; undeserved, unmerited, unwarranted, unjustified, unreasonable, unfair, inappropriate, pointless; unasked, unsolicited …   Useful english dictionary

  • uncalled for — [[t]ʌ̱nkɔ͟ːld fɔː(r)[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a remark or criticism as uncalled for, you mean that it should not have been made, because it was unkind or unfair. I m sorry. That was uncalled for. ...Leo s uncalled for remarks about her… …   English dictionary

  • uncalled-for — adjective Date: circa 1656 1. not called for or needed ; unnecessary 2. being or offered without provocation or justification < an uncalled for display of temper > < uncalled for insults > …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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