uncontentious

adjective

un·​con·​ten·​tious ˌən-kən-ˈten(t)-shəs How to pronounce uncontentious (audio)
: not apt to arouse argument or conflict : not contentious
an uncontentious issue
an established and uncontentious fact

Examples of uncontentious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On their face, diversity, equity and inclusion may seem uncontentious. David A. Lieb, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Apr. 2023 The event was uncontentious. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan. 2023 This is not an uncontentious statement. Camille Bromley, The Atlantic, 18 July 2022 That they were won at all keeps the Horned Frogs and Wolverines in the thick of the playoff picture and continues what had been a very uncontentious and controversy-free postseason race. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 20 Nov. 2022 The privilege claims rarely came into play during the uncontentious interviews, and the Pence aides only declined to answer a few questions, according to sources. Gloria Borger, CNN, 3 Feb. 2022 The first, largely uncontentious map, was presented by the nonpartisan redistricting commission. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 At her mostly uncontentious Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Jackson defended her independence in response to questions from Republicans about her rulings against the Trump administration. Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2021 Worse, any hope that the pandemic would be politically uncontentious has evaporated. The Economist, 3 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncontentious was in 1828

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“Uncontentious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontentious. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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