- 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.
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Examples from the Web for non-controversial
Contemporary Examples of non-controversial
It's no accident that the largest U.S. purchase so far is for a company as non-controversial as AMC.Forget the Headlines: Chinese Buying Big in US
May 22, 2013
The first video is out: tasteful, non-controversial, and to the point.Campaigning For The Anglo Vote
Brent E. Sasley
December 18, 2012
His job from here to Election Day is to look steady, safe, and non-controversial.The Birth Of (Another) Unwanted Romney Mistake
August 24, 2012
Training is so non-controversial that even advocates of a light footprint in Afghanistan accept it fully.Strategy? What Strategy?
September 29, 2009
Historical Examples of non-controversial
But our march to the field of controversy will be over a non-controversial road.The Open Secret of Ireland
T. M. Kettle
The apology, the pacific, non-controversial tone, unbent the young man instantly.V. V.'s Eyes
Henry Sydnor Harrison
The first book on reconstruction, written in a candid, non-controversial spirit.College Teaching
1580s, from Late Latin controversialis "pertaining to controversy," from Latin controversia (see controversy).