- to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose.
- to argue about; debate; discuss.
Origin of controvert
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1. refute, rebut.
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Examples from the Web for uncontroverted
Of Lycurgus the lawgiver we have nothing to relate that is certain and uncontroverted.Ideal Commonwealths
And, in fact, the record in so many words so stated, and the statement was uncontroverted by the relator.The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt
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These principles, it is believed, are uncontroverted by any civilized nation in modern times.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk
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That Mr. Darwin's theory excludes teleology is everywhere assumed as an uncontroverted and uncontrovertible fact.What is Darwinism?
Ever since, the privilege of the commons, in all other places except in the house of peers, has passed for uncontroverted.
- to deny, refute, or oppose (some argument or opinion)
- to argue or wrangle about
C17: from Latin contrōversus; see controversy
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Word Origin and History for uncontroverted
c.1600, probably a back-formation from controversy. Related: Controverted; controverting; controvertible.
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