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controversial

con·tro·ver·sial

controversial

 
pronunciation:
kan tr vuhr shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or characterized by controversy.
Immigration is a controversial issue in Sweden where around one in ten residents are not native Swedes.
synonyms:
arguable, at issue, factious
similar words:
contradictory, dialectic, litigious, polemical
definition 2: subject to debate.
The findings of this study are controversial and further research is being called for.
synonyms:
contentious, debatable, disputable, moot, questionable
definition 3: tending to dispute; argumentative.
synonyms:
argumentative, contentious, disputatious, litigious, quarrelsome
similar words:
belligerent
derivation: controversially (adv.)
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