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controversial

adjective

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1 relating to or causing the expression of opposing opinions
  • tried to avoid controversial topics over the holiday dinner table

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The first known use of controversial was in 1583

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“Controversial.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/controversial. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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