uncalled for

  • 1 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

  • 2 Uncalled-for — Un*called for , a. Not called for; not required or needed; improper; gratuitous; wanton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    English World dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 uncalled-for — adjective informal behaviour or remarks that are uncalled for are unfair or unsuitable: That comment was totally uncalled for …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 uncalled-for — un•called for [[t]ʌnˈkɔldˌfɔr[/t]] adj. 1) not called for; not wanted or needed 2) unwarranted; unjustified; improper: uncalled for criticism[/ex] • Etymology: 1655–60 …

    From formal English to slang

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

    Universalium

  • 15 uncalled for — un|called for [ʌnˈko:ld fo: US ˈko:ld fo:r] adj behaviour or remarks that are uncalled for are not fair or suitable …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 uncalled for — un|called for [ ʌn kɔld fɔr ] adjective insulting or offensive: I consider your remarks extremely uncalled for …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 uncalled-for — adjective /ʌn.ˈkald.fɔr/ a) Unwanted; not requested or required. That nasty remark was uncalled for. b) Unwarranted; not deserved or justified, especially when rude or offensive …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 uncalled for — UK [ʌnˈkɔːld fɔː(r)] / US [ʌnˈkɔld fɔr] adjective insulting or offensive I consider your remarks quite uncalled for …

    English dictionary

  • 19 uncalled for — undesirable and unnecessary. → uncalled …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 uncalled for — Synonyms and related words: absurd, arbitrary, autonomous, biggety, bluff, bottomless, brash, cheeky, chutzpadik, cocky, contemptuous, crusty, de trop, derisive, discourteous, discretional, discretionary, dispensable, disrespectful, elective,… …

    Moby Thesaurus