uncontroversial

adjective un·con·tro·ver·sial \ ˌən-ˌkän-trə-ˈvər-shəl , -ˈvər-sē-əl \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of uncontroversial

: 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

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1861

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