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con·tro·ver·sial

 (kŏn′trə-vûr′shəl, -sē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, producing, or marked by controversy: a controversial movie; a controversial stand on human rights.
2. Fond of controversy; disputatious.

con′tro·ver′sial·ist n.
con′tro·ver′si·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē, -sē-) n.
con′tro·ver′sial·ly adv.

con•tro•ver•sial

(ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl, -si əl)

adj.
1. of, characterized by, or subject to controversy: a controversial decision.
2. given to controversy; disputatious.
[1575–85; < Late Latin]
con`tro•ver′sial•ism, n.
con`tro•ver′sial•ist, n.
con`tro•ver′sial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.controversial - 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"
noncontroversial, uncontroversial - not likely to arouse controversy

controversial

adjective disputed, contended, contentious, at issue, debatable, polemic, under discussion, open to question, hot-button (informal), disputable Immigration is a controversial issue in many countries.
Translations
جَدَليجَدَلِيّ
kontroverznísporný
kontroversiel
kiistanalainen
kontroverzanprijeporan
vitatott
umdeildur
論争の
논쟁의
sporen
kontroversiell
ซึ่งก่อให้เกิดการโต้แย้ง
gây tranh cãi

controversial

[ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl] ADJcontrovertido, polémico
euthanasia is a controversial subjectla eutanasia es un tema controvertido or polémico

controversial

[ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːrʃəl] adj
[issue, plan] → discutable, controversé(e); [decision] → controversé(e); [circumstances] → discutable
[figure] → discuté(e)
[book, film] → controversé(e)
a controversial book → un livre controversé

controversial

adj speech, person, figure etckontrovers; (= debatable) matter, decision alsoumstritten, strittig; it is still controversial whether …es ist immer noch umstritten, ob …; he is deliberately controversialer gibt sich bewusst kontrovers

controversial

[ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːʃl] adj (subject, speech, decision, book) → controverso/a, discusso/a, che suscita polemiche; (person) → discusso/a, polemico/a

controversy

(kənˈtrovəsi) , (ˈkontrəvəːsi) plural controversies noun
(an) argument between opposing points of view. the controversy over the appointment of the new chairman.
controversial (kontrəˈvəːʃəl) adjective
causing controversy. His new book is very controversial.
ˌcontroˈversially adverb

controversial

جَدَلِيّ kontroverzní kontroversiel umstritten αμφιλεγόμενος polémico kiistanalainen polémique prijeporan controverso 論争の 논쟁의 controversieel kontroversiell kontrowersyjny controverso спорный kontroversiell ซึ่งก่อให้เกิดการโต้แย้ง tartışmalı gây tranh cãi 有争议的

controversial

adj controvertido
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This drove the rough total the Borisov Cabinet made from privatization in 2011 to about BGN 320 M, well below the target, with the added political inconvenience of the controversiality of the major deals.
66) Despite its difficulty, or the controversiality of our discussions of it, we cannot do justice to Hegel's philosophy unless we go head to head with his notion of the Absolute, especially conceived as a subject, and especially as it is revealed in the self-knowledge of Absolute Knowing.
So, besides remarking on the controversiality of Foucault's writings, (49) Said asserts both that "one thing is never in doubt: he was a prodigious researcher, a man driven by what he once called 'relentless erudition'" and that "[t]here are many problems and questions that come to mind as one reads Foucault.