- of, relating to, or characteristic of controversy, or prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; polemical: a controversial book.
- subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision.
- given to controversy; argumentative; disputatious: a controversial public figure.
Origin of controversial
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Examples from the Web for uncontroversial
Common sense, uncontroversial ideas tend to languish when attention has moved elsewhere.Dear GOP: Fix the Damn Justice System!
December 7, 2014
In the past, the agency has had an uncontroversial presence at the event, which hosts job-seekers with newly-acquired math Ph.Ds.How the NSA Recruits in a Post-Snowden World
January 17, 2014
In her largely risk-free, uncontroversial tenure at Foggy Bottom, Benghazi stands out as flashpoint.Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race
December 18, 2013
Education has long seemed like the uncontroversial cure-all for these sorts of issues.Educational Inequality
June 27, 2013
For most of the last century, this has been a straightforward and uncontroversial process.As GOP Senators Block Obama’s Nominees, Democrats Prepare ‘Nuclear Option’
May 30, 2013
The account is clear, concise, unemotional, and uncontroversial.
Santob's verses are not always of this gentle, uncontroversial character.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)
In these uncontroversial issues at least mankind has learnt the rich rewards that ensue from patience and infinite pains.Marriage
H. G. Wells
He sent me at different times several letters; he was always gentle, mild, unobtrusive, uncontroversial.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
- not inspiring or causing controversy
Word Origin and History for uncontroversial
1580s, from Late Latin controversialis "pertaining to controversy," from Latin controversia (see controversy).