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  • adjective Not contentious.


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un- +‎ contentious


  • Only the market with its cold, hard statistics has real, uncontentious power at present.

    Reasons For Buying Books « Tales from the Reading Room

  • And one would expect it to be a fairly uncontentious topic, compared with some that the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series has tackled over the past year (American policy toward the Mideast, the financial crisis, etc.).

    Is Organic Food Marketing Hype?

  • Roger Lowenstein, writing in the New York Times, argues that extravagant pensions are killing General Motors — which is fairly uncontentious — before veering into brazenly political and self-contradictory territory:

    Extravagant Pensions Are Killing General Motors « Isegoria

  • Lawrence, who was the best of all critics, never wrote an uncontentious piece in his life.


  • We intend the talk of propositions and concepts in this context to be uncontentious, and not depend on any specific construals of these notions.

    The Normativity of Meaning and Content

  • I see no reason why the moderator should not publish these fairly uncontentious comments.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • In recent times the two writers to attain unarguable NT status have been Alan Bennett and the recently deceased John Mortimer: both old-fashioned liberals, but managing to exude the sense that if confronted by a rabid crypto - fascist Little Englander, they would offer a glass of champagne (in Mortimer's case) or a steaming mug of cocoa (in Bennett's) and then search for common ground in uncontentious topics.

    Such, Such Was Eric Blair

  • Actually this makes the EU more interesting and in some ways more impressive than if it merely incarnated some uncontentious utopian blueprint.


  • The writers who've come along since the '60s are a remarkably uncontentious lot.

    Mr. Wolfe Bites Back

  • As with knowledge, it is difficult to provide an uncontentious analysis of certainty.



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