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.

    Etymology: From controversia + -al; see controversy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Controversial(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. controversialis.]

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  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

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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. Cecil Andrus:

    I suspect they know what they are planning will be very controversial and, for that reason, want to keep it secret.

  2. Daniel Ho:

    E-cigarette use is a controversial topic, while supporters are optimistic about the potential for harm reduction in the minority of established cigarette smokers,( for) which convincing evidence is lacking, this does not seem to justify the potential harm of re-normalizing cigarette smoking, delaying smoking cessation, and escalating to real cigarette smoking, especially among the majority non-smoking young people.

  3. Deputy Mayor Glen:

    The commission took a look at some of the more controversial monuments and put together a report, and it was clear after that initial review was done( that) there's not enough statues of women.

  4. Sylvester Stallone:

    Last month, President Trump said President Trump was considering the pardon.var id =' / / platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'.replace( / \ s + / g,'') ; !! document.getElementById( id) | |( function makeEmbedScript( d, id) { var js, fjs ; js = d.createElement(' script') ; js.id = id ; js.charset =' utf-8' ; js.setAttribute(' async','') ; fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(' script') [ 0 ] ; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore( js, fjs) ; js.src =' / / platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'; }( document, id)) ; Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon ! Donald J. Trump( @realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018 Read More.

  5. Human Rights Watch:

    Afghan journalists face threats from all sides: government officials exploiting weak legal protections to intimidate reporters and editors to compel them not to cover controversial topics; the Taliban and other insurgent groups using threats and violence to compel reporting they consider favorable; and police and justice officials letting threats, assaults and even murders go uninvestigated and unprosecuted.

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