Controversialisms

controversial

[kon-truh-vur-shuhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of controversy; polemical: a controversial book.
2.
subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision.
3.
given to controversy; disputatious.

Origin:
1575–85; < Late Latin contrōversiālis, equivalent to Latin contrōversi(a) controversy + -ālis -al1

controversialism, noun
controversialist, noun
controversially, adverb
noncontroversial, adjective
noncontroversially, adverb
precontroversial, adjective
uncontroversial, adjective
uncontroversially, adverb


2. arguable, questionable.
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controversial
1580s, from L. controversialis, from controversus (see controversy).
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