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

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Recent Examples on the Web Nuclear energy is uncontroversial within the Biden administration and among centrist Democrats generally. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 14 July 2022 As far as Gladwellian provocations go, this one seems fairly uncontroversial to me. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 11 June 2022 Until recently, the idea of building social-emotional skills was a fairly uncontroversial one in American education. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Chappelle’s controversial and derogatory statements stand in contrast to Mulaney’s largely uncontroversial material. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 21 May 2022 When John Corigliano’s uncontroversial Second Symphony appeared on one program, a donor threatened to pull his money. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 The hopefuls seek an office that was historically uncontroversial — until the pandemic triggered a tidal wave of unemployment claims, far more than during even the deepest previous recessions. Michael E. Kanell, ajc, 6 May 2022 But the pipeline project itself remained uncontroversial. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2022 As a judge, Jackson was typically careful in uncontroversial cases, but prone to bend the law in a series of cases against the Trump administration. The Editors, National Review, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of uncontroversial

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontroversial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontroversial. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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