What does controversial mean?

Definitions for controversial
ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl, -si əlcon·tro·ver·sial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. controversial(adj)

    marked by or capable of arousing controversy

    "the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial"; "Rushdie's controversial book"; "a controversial decision on affirmative action"

Wiktionary

  1. controversial(Adjective)

    Arousing controversyu2014a debate or discussion of opposing opinions.

  2. Origin: From controversia + -al; see controversy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Controversial(adj)

    relating to, or consisting of, controversy; disputatious; polemical; as, controversial divinity

  2. Origin: [Cf. LL. controversialis.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'controversial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4266

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'controversial' in Adjectives Frequency: #571

How to pronounce controversial?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say controversial in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of controversial in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of controversial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of controversial in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Brusatte:

    For a few years it was very controversial.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Somebody said Jim Hoft's controversial, jim Hoft's truthful.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors.

  4. Donald Trump:

    People think I am controversial, but the truth is, I am nice guy.

  5. Toni Morrison:

    I'm a controversial figure. My friends either dislike me or hate me.

Images & Illustrations of controversial

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