HyperDic: controversial

English > 1 sense of the word controversial:
ADJECTIVEallcontroversialmarked by or capable of arousing controversy
controversial > pronunciation
Soundskaa.ntrahver'shahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > controversial: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by or capable of arousing controversy.
Examples
  • "the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial"
  • "Rushdie's controversial book"
  • "a controversial decision on affirmative action"
Narrowerarguable, debatable, disputable, mootopen to argument or debate
contentiousInvolving or likely to cause controversy
disputedsubject to disagreement and debate
polemic, polemicalOf or involving dispute or controversy
Oppositeuncontroversial, noncontroversialnot likely to arouse controversy
Spanishcontroversial, controvertida, controvertido, polémico
Catalancontrovertit, polèmic
Nounscontroversya contentious speech act
Adverbscontroversiallyinvolving controversy

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