uncalled-for

adjective
1. not required or requested
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uncalled-for suggestions

Similar to: ↑unwanted
2. unnecessary and unwarranted
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a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life

Syn: ↑gratuitous, ↑needless
Similar to: ↑unnecessary, ↑unneeded

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adj
unwarranted, gratuitous, unprovoked, unjustified, unasked, unsought, unsolicited, unprompted, undeserved, unwelcome, unnecessary, needless
timely

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[adjective]
unjustified, gratuitous, needless, undeserved, unnecessary, unwarranted

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\\|ən|kȯldˌfȯ(ə)r, -ȯ(ə)\ adjective
Etymology: un- (I) + called for, past participle form of the phrase call for
1. : not called for or needed : unnecessary

in those areas rationing has on the surface seemed uncalled-forHarper's

2.
a. : not warranted : being without cause or occasion : gratuitous

much of his bitterness is uncalled-for — Thomas Halton

an uncalled-for comment

his display of temper was uncalled-for

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/un kawld"fawr'/, adj.
1. not called for; not required; superfluous; unwanted.
2. unwarranted; unjustified; improper: an uncalled-for criticism.
[1600-10]

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uncalledˈ-for adjective
1. (or, predicatively, uncalled for) not required, unnecessary
2. Unprovoked
3. Offensively or aggressively gratuitous
uncannˈily adverb
uncannˈiness noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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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