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Synonyms for controversial
ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl, -si əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. controversial(adj)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    unchallenged, stipulatory, unquestioned, uncontroversial, unchallengeable, undisputed, noncontroversial, agreed upon(p)

Wiktionary

  1. controversial(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    noncontroversial, uncontroversial

  2. controversial(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    noncontroversial, uncontroversial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. controversial(a.)

    Synonyms:
    disputatious, polemical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. controversial(a)

    Synonyms:
    disputatious, polemical

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9858controversy
#15258conflicting
#15385questionable
#17797disputed
#19971contested
#22335contradictory
#23071dubious
#27806contentious
#41073divisive
#45427debatable
#92075polemical
#121124uncontroversial
#163255disputable

How to use controversial in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    I wish everything I said that's truthful -- but controversial -- would turn out this way.

  2. Lamar Alexander:

    Filibustering to death the Gorsuch nomination -- or any presidential nomination, for that matter -- flies in the face of 230 years of Senate tradition, throughout the Senate's history, approval of even the most controversial presidential nominations has required only a majority vote.

  3. Cecil Andrus:

    I suspect they know what they are planning will be very controversial and, for that reason, want to keep it secret.

  4. Terry Jones:

    I never thought it would be as controversial as it turned out, although I remember saying when we were writing it that some religious nut case may take potshots at us, at the time, religion seemed to be on the back burner and it felt like kicking a dead donkey. It has come back with a vengeance and we'd think twice about making it now.

  5. Ma Jianjun:

    To a very large extent he is half-lawyer, half-social activist. From a lawyer's perspective he is unprofessional, he's a controversial but impressive figure.


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