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Not objectionable; acceptable.‘he thought he would become a storyteller, an unobjectionable hobby’
unexciting, uninteresting, uninspired, uninspiring, dull, bland, flat, insipid, spiritless, pedestrian, vapid, lifeless, dead, colourless, run-of-the-mill, mediocre, ordinary, prosaic, humdrum, boring, tedious, tiresome, wearisomeView synonyms
- ‘In some cases, like eligibility for social welfare payments, the targets can be identified fairly objectively by income testing and the process is unobjectionable.’
- ‘That would have been mushy but unobjectionable.’
- ‘Some small measure of this may be unobjectionable, but if the War on Terrorism takes as long as the administration warns, it will become unbearably stultifying.’
- ‘As nakedness goes, the piece is a fairly tame, unobjectionable example.’
- ‘Structural regulation, not involving direct control of speech but intended to make sure that the market works well, is also unobjectionable.’
- ‘Much of the policing so far is unobjectionable in its goals and motivation but barely acceptable in the costs to innocent civilian bystanders.’
- ‘But even this unobjectionable piece was marred by Woodruff's need to explain that ‘blog’ is short for ‘web log.’’
- ‘While the day-to-day coverage of the campaign was unobjectionable, no newspaper conducted a serious investigation into Bloomberg's history.’
- ‘The new forms of state intervention into our private lives are seen as unobjectionable by many commentators and intellectuals; indeed, they see them as desirable.’
- ‘And exuberance is surely sometimes entirely unobjectionable, not least in a book that praises it.’
- ‘I am glad that I added Jack's blog to my list of unobjectionable content (check out his recent post on anthrax).’
- ‘So, to recap - Clayton finds punitive damages unobjectionable on moral grounds, but dislikes the natural procedural workings of the system that's necessary for cases to be brought under the adversarial system.’
- ‘Bush got what he wanted - a Supreme Court nominee too unobjectionable to be filibustered.’
- ‘More evidence that racism is unobjectionable as long as it is in the service of liberalism.’
- ‘With this easy-to-use device, not available in stores, you can repackage an unobjectionable or toadying remark as an act of verbal courage.’
- ‘In contrast to the graphic and scary depiction of parental behaviour in previous NSPCC initiatives, today's ‘Someone To Turn To’ campaign appears unobjectionable.’
- ‘Other typical questions, and appropriate unobjectionable neutral answers, include: What magazines and newspapers do you subscribe to or read regularly?’
- ‘The first change concerned the distribution of powers between the members of the commission and is unobjectionable if the proper procedure had been followed.’
- ‘The consolation here is that the garden is clean and unobjectionable, requiring no more than grass cutting from Graham and general weeding and pruning from me.’
- ‘That statement is true, and therefore unobjectionable.’
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