controversial


controversial
01. You shouldn't talk about [controversial] topics with people you don't know very well because it might start an argument.
02. The government's decision to subsidize professional hockey teams resulted in a great deal of [controversy], and ultimately resulted in a reversal of the decision.
03. Immigration can be a very [controversial] topic amongst Australians.
04. The government's plans to cut unemployment benefits are certain to generate a great deal of [controversy].
05. We often discuss [controversial] topics in class because these topics always get people thinking.
06. The art show has been quite [controversial] because of its erotic imagery.
07. George is a very [controversial] leader, due to his outspoken manner.
08. Galileo's discoveries regarding the universe generated intense interest and [controversy].
09. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and [controversy].
10. The climate provided by modern industrial societies for religion is a subject of considerable [controversy].
11. Our response to the [controversial] social issues of our time will determine our future.
12. John F. Kennedy once remarked, "Let us welcome [controversial] books and [controversial] authors."
13. Richard Nixon once said that if an individual wants to be a leader, and isn't [controversial], that means he never stood for anything.
14. Uganda is one of Africa's most beautiful and [controversial] nations.
15. Nuclear power is a [controversial] issue in Sweden, and it is expected that the country's nuclear reactors will be gradually shut down over the next 20 years.
16. In March of 1972, Cosmopolitan magazine released its [controversial] issue of actor Burt Reynolds in a nude pose.
17. Charles Darwin's book "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" was very [controversial] when it was first published in November of 1859.
18. In August of 2002, the U.S. government began advising some companies to end many of their [controversial] animal tests, saying laboratory alternatives exist that are quicker, and just as good.
19. Although guidelines require that the animals used in research must be treated humanely, [controversy] over their use still continues.
20. He is a very [uncontroversial], boring leader, but he will do until a more dynamic person comes along.
21. She has been involved in a number of [controversies] since taking over as leader.

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  • controversial — (adj.) 1580s, from L.L. controversialis pertaining to controversy, from L. controversia (see CONTROVERSY (Cf. controversy)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • controversial — con|tro|ver|sial [ˌkɔntrəˈvə:ʃəl US ˌka:ntrəˈvə:r ] adj causing a lot of disagreement, because many people have strong opinions about the subject being discussed ▪ the controversial issue of welfare reform ▪ a highly controversial (=very… …   Dictionary of contemporary English