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controversial

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of controversial

  1. 1 relating to or causing the expression of opposing opinions racial segregation was a controversial topic in the 1960s Synonyms of controversial argumentative, contentious, disputatious, hot-button, polemical (also polemic) Words Related to controversial delicate, difficult, knotty, problematic (also problematical), spiny, thorny, ticklish, touchy, tough Near Antonyms of controversial incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, undeniable, unquestionable; irrefutable; uncontested, undisputed Antonyms of controversial noncontroversial, safe, uncontroversial

  2. 2 given to arguing controversial by temperament, she's the sort of political attack dog who kills all hope of bipartisanship Synonyms of controversial contentious, argumentative, disputatious, polemical (also polemic), quarrelsome, scrappyWords Related to controversial aggressive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, gladiatorial, militant, pugnacious, truculent, warlike; feisty, fractious, surly; balky, contrary, ornery, perverse, restive, wayward; disobedient, froward, insubordinate, intractable, recalcitrant, refractory; hardheaded, headstrong, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, pigheaded, resistant, self-opinionated, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, uncooperative, unreasonable, unyielding, willful (or wilful); acidic, bearish, bilious, cantankerous, captious, choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, disagreeable, dyspeptic, fretful, grouchy, grumpy, huffy, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, peevish, pettish, petulant, querulous, rude, snappish, snappy, splenetic, testy, touchy, waspish; battling, fighting, warringNear Antonyms of controversial affable, amiable, amicable, benevolent, cordial, easygoing, friendly, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, ingratiating, pleasant, sociable; acquiescent, agreeable, amenable, complaisant, compliant, complying, conciliatory, cooperative, obliging; docile, obedient, submissive, tractable; pacific, peaceable, peaceful



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