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controversial definition

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This page has two definitions of controversial in English and Spanish, Castilian. Controversial is an adjective. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English controversial definition

Etymology

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

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Adjective

controversial (comparative more controversial, superlative most controversial)

  1. Arousing controversy—a debate or discussion of opposing opinions.

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

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Spanish controversial definition

Adjective

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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