non·​con·​tro·​ver·​sial | \ ˌnän-ˌkän-trə-ˈvər-shəl How to pronounce noncontroversial (audio) , -ˈvər-sē-əl \

Definition of noncontroversial

: not arousing or subject to controversy or dispute : not controversial a noncontroversial subject/nominee noncontroversial legislation

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Recent Examples on the Web Attending the Olympics to cheer on Team USA is one of the most joyous, noncontroversial traditions of being first lady of the United States. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 Only five of Walz's commissioner-level appointees have won Senate confirmation, including two noncontroversial nominees approved Tuesday. Steve Karnowski, Star Tribune, 7 July 2021 And, of course, a noncontroversial theology of the Eucharist that all can sign off on. WSJ, 27 June 2021 Senate Republicans criticized the addition of the amendment to an otherwise noncontroversial, bipartisan bill. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 25 June 2021 Rhoades indicted that his committee could start work soon on noncontroversial sections and await input from the regional meetings on the more contentious parts. Peter Smith, ajc, 18 June 2021 Legislators spent much of Sunday on largely noncontroversial measures. Bill Ruthhart,, 31 May 2021 Saturday’s public displays of anger began as the House, working its first weekend day of the session, took up dozens of noncontroversial measures of the chamber’s local and consent calendar. Alex Briseno, Dallas News, 8 May 2021 Idaho's governor last week signed into law a bill whose purpose, at face value, is noncontroversial. Alia Wong, USA TODAY, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of noncontroversial

1861, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jul 2021

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“Noncontroversial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of noncontroversial

: not causing a lot of discussion, disagreement, or argument : not likely to cause controversy


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