non·​con·​tro·​ver·​sial ˌnän-ˌkän-trə-ˈvər-shəl How to pronounce noncontroversial (audio)
: not arousing or subject to controversy or dispute : not controversial
a noncontroversial subject/nominee
noncontroversial legislation

Examples of noncontroversial in a Sentence

a noncontroversial proposal for increasing security at nuclear power plants
Recent Examples on the Web But compared with other proposals across the parched West, this one is almost miraculously noncontroversial. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2024 Representative Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana and the majority leader, said on Monday that the House would try to speed the bill to passage under special procedures reserved for noncontroversial legislation, which require a two-thirds majority for passage. Jonathan Swan, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2024 Kimmel, who has inherited from Billy Crystal, Bob Hope and Johnny Carson the mantle of go-to Oscars host, is a reliable, relatable, noncontroversial presence liable to stir no controversy in a venue that has a low tolerance for controversy. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2024 Some noncontroversial bills can go up for a unanimous consent vote — though that would also be highly unlikely because of a certain pair of Marylanders who also want the Commanders to stay in their state. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 These could include not only Israelis and Palestinians but eventually also Israelis and Iranians, who could meet in technical working groups on noncontroversial issues of mutual concern. Dalia Dassa Kaye, Foreign Affairs, 1 Feb. 2024 Anheuser-Busch has been working to build back its consumer base through a new UFC sponsorship deal, a partnership with country singer Zach Bryan, noncontroversial advertising campaigns and now humorous and iconic Super Bowl ads. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 30 Jan. 2024 The House has passed only one appropriation bill out of 12, after internal policy disputes also forced them to take consideration of a noncontroversial agriculture bill off the calendar. Marianna Sotomayor, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Amy B Wang, Jacqueline Alemany, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Sep. 2023 About a dozen hard-line GOP members voted with all Democrats to block a routine, noncontroversial measure called a rule, prompting party leaders to then cancel votes for the rest of the day. Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, 10 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncontroversial was in 1861

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“Noncontroversial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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