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 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 Her uncontentious, reactive style has suited her times. The Economist, 14 Apr. 2018 Some parts were uncontentious: the seven-row keyboard layout was a near-unanimous request. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, 5 Oct. 2017 My blog sums up my existence — safe, uncontentious, and shallow. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, 8 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of uncontentious

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontentious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontentious. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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