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uncalled-for

adjective uk   /ʌnˈkɔːld.fɔː/  us   /-kɑːld.fɔːr/ disapproving
If a criticism, insult, remark, or action is uncalled-for, it is unfair, rude, or unkind and therefore considered to be unnecessary: an uncalled-for remark There's no need to make personal remarks - that was quite uncalled-for.
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