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 The massive effort by political parties, super PACs and other organizations to fight over whether Americans can vote by mail is remarkable considering the practice has long been noncontroversial. Brian Slodysko And Thomas Beaumont, Star Tribune, "Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting," 27 July 2020 Democrats voted for many of the bills anyway, which were largely noncontroversial. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Arizona House of Representatives reconvenes, but Senate's absence raises a question: Will this matter?," 19 May 2020 Republicans sided with an attorney representing the Ohio Republican Party who argued that the single issue was confusing, and packed with unrelated, noncontroversial items to convince voters to approve more controversial components. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Campaign seeking Ohio voting-law expansion sues over state decision to split proposed ballot measure," 5 Mar. 2020 The Trump administration opposed a breastfeeding resolution that was widely considered noncontroversial, instead promoting the interests of baby formula makers, the New York Times reported Sunday. Marie Mccullough,, "Why breastfeeding is best, despite that Trump administration uproar," 9 July 2018 Instead, noncontroversial products — like gold necklaces — end up topping the program’s import list. Chad P. Bown, Washington Post, "What is GSP and why does it matter for U.S. trade?," 25 Jan. 2018 That covers the noncontroversial territory, where both industry and independent scientists agree that there’s at least some evidence of benefits. Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, "Most dietary supplements don’t do anything. Why do we spend $35 billion a year on them?," 27 Jan. 2020 The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved three noncontroversial measures on unanimous votes as the sniping continued in the wake of Wednesday's Democratic filibuster of the almost $700 billion defense bill and other legislation. Andrew Taylor,, "House OKs stopgap spending measure to prevent possible end-of-month shutdown, setting up November showdown," 19 Sep. 2019 The price details hardly meet the legal exception for purely factual and noncontroversial information, especially given that HHS’s expressed motive is to embarrass companies into lowering their prices. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Drug Price Bust," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of noncontroversial

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncontroversial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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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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