Did you know Popular came from polarizing Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy?
But fighting for fiscal responsibility does not have to be a polarizing process that dooms an executive to unpopularity.
He was a man of faith, but did not use it as a political banner or polarizing weapon.
1811, in optics, from French polariser, coined by French physicist Étienne-Louis Malus (1775-1812) as a term in optics, from Modern Latin polaris "polar" (see polar). Transferred sense of "to accentuate a division in a group or system" is first recorded 1949 in Arthur Koestler. Related: Polarized; polarizing.