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Definition of "uncalled-for" []

  • Not required or requested; unwanted: uncalled-for suggestions. (adjective)
  • Not justified or deserved; unwarranted: uncalled-for rudeness. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uncalled-for" in a sentence
  • "The bean version makes a much better one pot meal -- I did not add any uncalled-for garnishes and the soup was plenty filling."
  • "I must say that although I too would prefer to get an auto-acknowledgement of receipt for e-mail queries just so I know they've arrived, most of the agent-directed vitriol JL discusses I (as an unpubbed writer) also found jaw-droppingly uncalled-for."
  • "It is amazing to read such rude and uncalled-for comments about Sarah Palin by so many people who forget their manners."