Definition of 'controversial'
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As such it is highly controversial. Computing (2010)BIN collections could become monthly rather than weekly under controversial new plans. The Sun (2016)The government claims its controversial plan to introduce identity cards will help to cut fraud losses. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The use and exchange of this data is highly controversial. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)This is a controversial issue and there is no clear answer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When they had a controversial subject like this they should have checked it out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was hardly surprising that some parts of it proved highly controversial. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)The attack turned a wilfully controversial work into something of an icon. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She has also gained a reputation for being fearless when it comes to controversial subjects. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her theory was highly controversial but she stuck to until it won mainstream acceptance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Salt has crept up as one of the more controversial issues in cereals. Food Watch (1994)Most controversial is something that will not be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Put women together and they will tackle controversial subjects with a ferocity to make masculine hearts quail. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But such a change will be highly controversial. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It would provide a framework for the resolution of controversial issues of public policy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Keep conversation light and avoid controversial subjects. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And so issues surrounding marriage have been highly controversial through the ages. Times, Sunday Times (2015)How about doing something really controversial - putting the victims first for once? The Sun (2008)Can't anybody make him say something more controversial? Times, Sunday Times (2006)If he had, there would have been no need for the controversial plan put forward last week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Downing Street signalled that there might be a climbdown over controversial plans to halve jail terms in return for an early guilty plea. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And Tan wisely dropped the controversial plans to change the club's name. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'controversial'
British English: controversial /ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is controversial causes intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval.
...the controversial new book.
- American English: controversial
- Arabic: جَدَلِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: controverso
- Chinese: 有争议的
- Croatian: prijeporan
- Czech: kontroverzní
- Danish: kontroversiel
- Dutch: controversieel
- European Spanish: polémico
- Finnish: kiistanalainen
- French: polémique
- German: umstritten
- Greek: αμφιλεγόμενος
- Italian: controverso
- Japanese: 論争の
- Korean: 논쟁의
- Norwegian: kontroversiell
- Polish: kontrowersyjny
- European Portuguese: controverso
- Romanian: controversat
- Russian: спорный
- Spanish: polémico
- Swedish: kontroversiell
- Thai: ซึ่งก่อให้เกิดการโต้แย้ง
- Turkish: tartışmalı
- Ukrainian: скандальний
- Vietnamese: gây tranh cãi
Definition of controversial from the Collins English Dictionary
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