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Controversial definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONTROVERSIAL, a. [See Controvert, Controversy.] Relating to disputes; as a controversial discourse.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: marked by or capable of arousing controversy; "the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial"; "Rushdie's controversial book"; "a controversial decision on affirmative action" [ant: noncontroversial, uncontroversial]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1583 1. of, relating to, or arousing controversy <a controversial policy> <a controversial film> 2. given to controversy ; disputatious <a controversial temperament> controversialism noun controversialist noun controversially adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 causing or subject to controversy. 2 of controversy. 3 given to controversy. Derivatives: controversialism n. controversialist n. controversially adv. Etymology: LL controversialis (as CONTROVERSY)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Controversial Con`tro*ver"sial, a. [Cf. LL. controversialis.] Relating to, or consisting of, controversy; disputatious; polemical; as, controversial divinity.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. If you describe something or someone as controversial, you mean that they are the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval. Immigration is a controversial issue in many countries... The changes are bound to be controversial. ADJ controversially More controversially, he claims that these higher profits cover the cost of finding fresh talent... ADV: usu ADV with cl, also ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Polemical.

Moby Thesaurus

arguable, argumental, argumentative, at issue, belligerent, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, combative, confutable, conjectural, contentious, contestable, controvertible, debatable, deniable, dialectic, disputable, disputatious, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, eristic, factious, iffy, ill-humored, in dispute, in doubt, in dubio, in question, litigious, logomachic, mistakable, moot, open to doubt, open to question, pilpulistic, polemic, polemical, pro and con, problematic, provocative, quarrelsome, questionable, refutable, scrappy, speculative, suppositional, suspect, suspicious, unsettled



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