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EtymologyEdit

Latin controversia (controversy) + -al; see controversy.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɒn.tɹə.ˈvɜː.ʃəl/, /kɒn.tɹə.ˈvɜː.sjəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɑn.tɹə.ˈvɝ.ʃəl/, /kɑn.tɹə.ˈvɝ.si.əl/

AdjectiveEdit

controversial (comparative more controversial, superlative most controversial)

  1. Arousing controversy—a debate or discussion of opposing opinions.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Macaulay:
      Whole libraries of controversial books.

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  • Nouns often used with "controversial": topic, subject, work, author, method, etc.

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AdjectiveEdit

controversial (plural controversiales)

  1. (Latin America) controversial
    Synonym: controvertido
    • 2015 December, “Estamos en el comienzo de un reexamen del capitalismo”, in El Pais (Uruguay)[1]:
      Esto comienza con los acuerdos de (protección de) inversión que han sido controversiales por cerca de veinte años.
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