- 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 — Con tro*ver sial, a. [Cf. LL. controversialis.] Relating to, or consisting of, controversy; disputatious; polemical; as, controversial divinity. [1913 Webster] Whole libraries of controversial books. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
controversial — adj. De la controversia. ⊚ Que la provoca o la busca. * * * controversial. adj. Am. controvertido … Enciclopedia Universal
controversial — I adjective arguable, at issue, at odds, at variance, confutable, contestable, controversus, controvertible, debatable, dialectic, disputable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, eristic, exhibiting pros and cons, factious, in dispute, in question, not … Law dictionary
controversial — (adj.) 1580s, from L.L. controversialis pertaining to controversy, from L. controversia (see CONTROVERSY (Cf. controversy)) … Etymology dictionary
controversial — [adj] at issue arguable, argumentative, contended, contentious, contestable, controvertible, debateable, disputable, disputatious, disputed, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in dispute, litigious, moot, open to discussion*, open to… … New thesaurus
controversial — adj. Am. controvertido … Diccionario de la lengua española
controversial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing or likely to cause controversy. DERIVATIVES controversialist noun controversially adverb … English terms dictionary
controversial — [kän΄trə vʉr′shəl, kän΄trə vʉr′sē əl] adj. [LL controversialis] 1. of, subject to, or stirring up controversy; debatable 2. Rare liking to take part in controversy; disputatious controversially adv … English World dictionary
controversial — adjective causing a lot of disagreement, because many people have strong opinions about the subject being discussed: Contraception is still a controversial issue in this part of the world. | a controversial plan/decision etc: a highly… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
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