uncontroversial

adjective

un·​con·​tro·​ver·​sial ˌən-ˌkän-trə-ˈvər-shəl How to pronounce uncontroversial (audio)
-ˈvər-sē-əl
: not likely to be disputed or to cause strife or quarrel : not relating to or arousing controversy
an uncontroversial opinion
In all, Hagel should be an uncontroversial choice to head the Pentagon.Hayes Brown
uncontroversially adverb
Hippies were photogenic, free love and the psychedelic style made good copy, and the music was uncontroversially great. Louis Menand

Examples of uncontroversial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Camp counselors advise girls to run their campaigns on largely bipartisan, uncontroversial topics, whereas the Boys State program has notoriously engaged in far thornier subjects. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 3 Apr. 2024 In years past, this might have been seen as an uncontroversial and boring change to the law that is of interest only to financial businesses based in the state. Dave Birnbaum, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The biggest — under the direction of former PRO general manager Howard Webb — was the league’s relatively uncontroversial implementation of Video Review and the use of a Video Assistant Referee, or VAR. Ian Nicholas Quillen, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 This was a relatively uncontroversial move on a college campus; if any Russian students were offended, no one seemed to care. José Antonio Bowen, Baltimore Sun, 8 Feb. 2024 An uncontroversial effort In Los Gatos and Saratoga, where the median household income is around $200,000, parents are known for having strong opinions on the quality and content of their students’ education. Isha Trivedi, The Mercury News, 5 Mar. 2024 Leaders in the House and Senate continue to drive home their intention for a short, uncontroversial session that will mostly focus on tweaks to state law rather than large, wholesale change. The Indianapolis Star, 8 Jan. 2024 Before the Tea Party movement, the message was uncontroversial enough to use on Nike jerseys to promote U.S. Soccer. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 21 Feb. 2024 The researchers wanted to know which statements not only got wide agreement but were perceived as uncontroversial — people assumed they would be agreed upon by most others. F.d. Flam, Twin Cities, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncontroversial was in 1861

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“Uncontroversial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontroversial. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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