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Not controversial:‘this is an uncontroversial statement’‘most of the changes were uncontroversial’
incontrovertible, incontestable, undeniable, irrefutable, unassailable, beyond dispute, unquestionable, beyond question, indubitable, not in doubt, beyond doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, unarguable, inarguable, undebatable, unanswerableView synonyms
- ‘In my judgment, the uncontroversial position of Mrs. Smith's son was not such as to cause her to fall foul of the principle set in Gough.’
- ‘Judicial notice overcomes the necessity of proving facts that are clearly uncontroversial or beyond reasonable dispute.’
- ‘But while all this might seem sensible and uncontroversial, the problem is the motivation behind it.’
- ‘It is alleged that the two men signed one side of a sheet, which contained an uncontroversial statement.’
- ‘We are currently raising the pension age for women to 65, and this has been relatively uncontroversial.’
- ‘The first definition, ‘characteristic of the country or country life’ seems reasonably uncontroversial.’
- ‘Far more likely is that he will select a successor beyond criticism who will restore the position to uncontroversial neutrality.’
- ‘The greater part of his analysis of the law is uncontroversial, indeed accepted by Mr Ponter.’
- ‘The most obvious, uncontroversial and tedious example is the Second World War.’
- ‘However, I think it is possible to show that the two characteristics I use in the argument are relatively uncontroversial in terms of defining science.’
- ‘But with the aid of communication, a solution can be very straightforward and uncontroversial.’
- ‘Revulsion against Nazi eugenics is deep and uncontroversial.’
- ‘This is an uncontroversial statement of truth, but is it a useful addition to our knowledge?’
- ‘Maintenance is uncontroversial, but asking for ‘more’ is difficult.’
- ‘The decision was uncontroversial, as the Soviet's non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany had precipitated the war.’
- ‘In this climate, it is clear that nothing uncontroversial can be said about what precisely constitutes a cult.’
- ‘The causes she has espoused during her tenure as first lady - literacy and education - are uncontroversial.’
- ‘For the most part, the definition is uncontroversial.’
- ‘What is more, all of this evidence is uncontroversial and unchallenged.’
- ‘Until recently, the distinction between the news media and rest of us was clear and uncontroversial.’
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