Synonyms for controversial

Synonyms for (adj) controversial

Synonyms: controversial

Definition: marked by or capable of arousing controversy

Usage: the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial; Rushdie's controversial book; a controversial decision on affirmative action

Similar words: disputable, debatable, arguable, moot

Definition: open to argument or debate

Usage: that is a moot question

Similar words: contentious

Definition: involving or likely to cause controversy

Usage: a central and contentious element of the book- Tim W.Ferfuson

Similar words: disputed

Definition: subject to disagreement and debate

Similar words: polemic, polemical

Definition: of or involving dispute or controversy

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