uncalled-for Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"uncalled-for" in British English

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uncalled-foradjective

uk   /ʌnˈkɔːld.fɔː/  us   /-kɑːld.fɔːr/ disapproving
If a ​criticism, ​insult, ​remark, or ​action is uncalled-for, it is ​unfair, ​rude, or ​unkind and ​thereforeconsidered to be ​unnecessary: an uncalled-for ​remark There's no ​reason to make ​personalcomments - that was ​completely uncalled-for.
(Definition of uncalled-for from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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uncalled-foradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ʌnˈkɔldˌfɔr/
not ​suitable and ​thereforeunnecessary: uncalled-for ​rudeness
(Definition of uncalled-for from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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