uncontroversial

adjective
un·​con·​tro·​ver·​sial | \ ˌən-ˌkän-trə-ˈvər-shəl How to pronounce uncontroversial (audio) , -ˈvər-sē-əl\

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

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uncontroversially adverb
Hippies were photogenic, free love and the psychedelic style made good copy, and the music was uncontroversially great. — Louis Menand

Synonyms & Antonyms for uncontroversial

Synonyms

noncontroversial, safe

Antonyms

controversial, hot-button

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Current efforts to ban gay- and trans-panic defenses are uncontroversial in jurisdictions that embrace gay and transgender rights. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, "The End of the Gay-Panic Legal Defense," 8 July 2019 The Copernican principle is normally uncontroversial when applied to an observer’s location in space. William Poundstone, Vox, "A math equation that predicts the end of humanity," 5 July 2019 As recently as the late 20th century, the patenting of genes was fairly uncontroversial. Faye Flam, Twin Cities, "Faye Flam: Corporations shouldn’t be able to patent your DNA," 20 June 2019 Comparing the three shows how to deliver a reliably uncontroversial speech like a monarch, beat by beat. 1. Jackie Bischof, Quartz, "How to write a speech like a queen," 5 June 2019 The House passed a $19.1 billion disaster-aid package with a bipartisan majority, sending the legislation to the president’s desk after months of wrangling delayed the typically uncontroversial funding. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "House Passes $19.1 Billion Disaster-Aid Package," 3 June 2019 As recently as the late 20th century, the patenting of genes was fairly uncontroversial. Faye Flam, Twin Cities, "Faye Flam: Corporations shouldn’t be able to patent your DNA," 20 June 2019 As recently as the late 20th century, the patenting of genes was fairly uncontroversial. Faye Flam, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Corporations shouldn’t be able to patent your DNA," 16 June 2019 Plenty of the changes in the strategy are uncontroversial. The Economist, "Victims get a bigger role in prosecuting those who wronged them," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of uncontroversial

1861, in the meaning defined above

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