un·​con·​ten·​tious | \ ˌən-kən-ˈten(t)-shəs How to pronounce uncontentious (audio) \

Definition of uncontentious

: not apt to arouse argument or conflict : not contentious an uncontentious issue an established and uncontentious fact

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Recent Examples on the Web Worse, any hope that the pandemic would be politically uncontentious has evaporated. The Economist, "Return of the paranoid style Fake news is fooling more conservatives than liberals. Why?," 3 June 2020 Her uncontentious, reactive style has suited her times. The Economist, "Germany is becoming more open and diverse," 14 Apr. 2018 Some parts were uncontentious: the seven-row keyboard layout was a near-unanimous request. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Lenovo’s 25th Anniversary ThinkPad brings back the keyboard we love," 5 Oct. 2017 My blog sums up my existence — safe, uncontentious, and shallow. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Mothers and Brothers in Peril, and More New Crime Fiction," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of uncontentious

1828, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2020

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“Uncontentious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontentious. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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