Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to controversy; contentious.

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Usage examples "controversial":

  1. But since that action was conditioned by the circumstances preceding the war- since in two notable ways it aimed at a solution of the fierce political struggle which the war interrupted- the political history connected with the passage of the Home Rule Bill through Parliament must be outlined in detail, with avoidance, so far as may be, of a controversial tone. - "John Redmond's Last Years", Stephen Gwynn.
  2. You were meant by nature for the sunshine and the summer; you shall not be worried and chilled and killed with doses of heterodox political economy and controversial ethics. - "Philistia", Grant Allen.
  3. Freeman lived, and loved, the controversial life. - "The Life of Froude", Herbert Paul.