Definition of controversial
controversialismplay \-shə-ˌli-zəm, -sē-ə-ˌ\ noun
controversialistplay \-list\ noun
Examples of controversial in a sentence
Abortion is a highly controversial subject.
a decision that remains controversial
He is a controversial author.
Origin and Etymology of controversial
First Known Use: 1583
CONTROVERSIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of controversial for English Language Learners
: relating to or causing much discussion, disagreement, or argument : likely to produce controversy
CONTROVERSIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of controversial for Students
: relating to or causing disagreement or argument a controversial law
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