controversal

adjective

Definition of controversal

1 obsolete : controversial
2 obsolete : turning or looking opposite ways

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History and Etymology for controversal

Latin controversus, turned in the opposite direction, disputed (from contro-—akin to contra-—+ versus, past participle of vertere to turn) + English -al

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“Controversal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/controversal. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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