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Meaning of CONTROVERSIAL

Pronunciation:  `kântru'vurshul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

CONTROVERSIAL is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: arguable, contentious, debatable, disputable, disputed, moot, polemic, polemical
 
 Antonyms: noncontroversial, uncontroversial
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`tro*ver"sial\, a. [Cf. LL. controversialis.]
Relating to, or consisting of, controversy; disputatious;
polemical; as, controversial divinity.



   Whole libraries of controversial books.     --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arguable, argumental, argumentative, at issue, belligerent, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, combative, confutable, conjectural, contentious, contestable, controvertible, debatable, deniable, dialectic, disputable, disputatious, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, eristic, factious, iffy, ill-humored, in dispute, in doubt, in dubio, in question, litigious, logomachic, mistakable, moot, open to doubt, open to question, pilpulistic, polemic, polemical, pro and con, problematic, provocative, quarrelsome, questionable, refutable, scrappy, speculative, suppositional, suspect, suspicious, unsettled
 

 

 

 

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