Definition of Controversial

1. Adjective. Marked by or capable of arousing controversy. "A controversial decision on affirmative action"




Definition of Controversial

1. a. Relating to, or consisting of, controversy; disputatious; polemical; as, controversial divinity.

Definition of Controversial

1. Adjective. Arousing controversy—a debate or discussion of opposing opinions. ¹

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Definition of Controversial

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Controversial

controllingly
controllingness
controlment
controlments
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contronym
contronyms
controul
controull
controuls
controversal
controversary
controverse
controverser
controversers
controversial (current term)
controversialist
controversialists
controversiality
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controvert
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controverter
controverters

Literary usage of Controversial

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Lady Anastasia Holman, wife of George Holman, Esq., was a daughter of the martyred Viscount Stafford, and their chaplain, the well-known controversial ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The range of the dominion of the Law of Nations is controversial, two extreme opinions concerning this dominion being opposed. ..."

3. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer MAHAN (1905)
"Warren's impressions of the serious nature of the opening conflict caused a correspondence between him and the Admiralty somewhat controversial in tone. ..."

4. Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1908)
"... represented Luther, his wife, Ecclesia, and Heresy,1 and must have been a play of controversial satire befitting the ear of the royal young theologian ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1832)
"The Literary Pancratium : or a series of Dissertations on Theological, Literary, Moral, and controversial Subject». By Robert Carr, and Thomas Swinburn Carr ..."

6. A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1400 by John Edwin Wells (1916)
"of free course to the teachings of Christ on the Eucharist, and the stopping of the contrary. IV. controversial Works ..."

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