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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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