Simple Definition of controversial
: relating to or causing much discussion, disagreement, or argument : likely to produce controversy
Full Definition of controversial
Examples of controversial in a sentence
Abortion is a highly controversial subject.
a decision that remains controversial
He is a controversial author.
First Known Use of controversial
CONTROVERSIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of controversial for Students
: relating to or causing disagreement or argument <a controversial law>
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