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1Not summoned or invited:‘the only love of his young life had come uncalled and overpowering’
uninvited, unsought, unasked for, unrequested, undemanded, uncalled for, not required, unprompted, unbidden, unwelcome, gratuitous, volunteered, voluntary, spontaneousView synonyms
- ‘Mr. Hutchings did not himself give evidence, and so I think that I should disregard the evidence of Mr. Hendy where it depended upon the uncalled evidence of Mr. Hutchings.’
- ‘Jade, her eyes clouded by sudden and uncalled memories, said, ‘I used to have a sister two years younger than me.’’
- ‘As it leaves no aspect of earthly existence untouched, so such an agenda can leave no layperson uncalled.’
- ‘The JAP project inserted itself, uncalled, into the turbulent confluence between natural law and state regulation, and signaled its allegiance to the former.’
- ‘I responded tightly, evading his question and trying to show my dislike for his uncalled nosiness.’
2uncalled for(especially of a person's behaviour) undesirable and unnecessary:‘uncalled-for remarks’
gratuitous, unnecessary, needless, unneeded, inessentialundeserved, unmerited, unwarranted, unjustified, unreasonable, unfair, inappropriate, pointlessunsought, unasked, unsolicited, unrequested, unprompted, unprovoked, undesired, unwanted, unwelcomeView synonyms
- ‘It was naive what was done, uncalled for, and unwanted, but all acted out with the best intentions in mind.’
- ‘What you said was not only unfair, but completely uncalled for.’
- ‘If true such behaviour was uncalled for but it neither excused Zidane's retaliation nor is likely to have surprised Everton fans.’
- ‘Prisoner or not such treatment by his guards was uncalled for and degrading.’
- ‘At a family therapy session, one family member said something totally uncalled for, provocative, and insulting to another person.’
- ‘The CIM has deplored the incident as an uncalled for provocation by the miscreants.’
- ‘This has to do with more than Violet's uncalled for behavior, doesn't it?’
- ‘What's more in the circumstances the protests are uncalled for and absolutely unnecessary.’
- ‘Mr Utting should apologise for what were truly inappropriate and uncalled for comments.’
- ‘Heaping blame on each other between the police and the Lusaka City Council over the issue of the Lusaka street vendors is uncalled for and totally unnecessary.’
- ‘I freely concede to being flustered: it's very rare that someone is rude to me in such an uncalled for, unjustified manner.’
- ‘And that was really unfair and totally uncalled for!’
- ‘That's utterly uncalled for, juvenile, and unwarranted.’
- ‘‘It is uncalled for behaviour by our beloved soccer fans to indulge themselves in throwing obstacles on the pitch because this would tarnish the image of our football and the nation at large,’ he said.’
- ‘What I did the last time you were here was inappropriate and uncalled for.’
- ‘His death was more than undeserving, it was unjustified and uncalled for.’
- ‘Stereotyping as such is unnecessary and, to be quite frank, uncalled for.’
- ‘Rudeness is uncalled for and very hard to deal with from people that you don't even know.’
- ‘The magistrates described the deductions as shocking, uncalled for and unfair since they were never consulted or notified.’
- ‘You wouldn't want your clan to get a bad reputation for dishonorable behavior, even if it's uncalled for.’
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