con´tro|ver´sial|ly


con´tro|ver´sial|ly
con|tro|ver|sial «KON truh VUR shuhl, -see uhl», adjective.
1. of controversy; having to do with controversy: »

controversial writing.

2. open to controversy; debatable; disputed: »

Federal aid to education is a controversial subject.

SYNONYM(S): questionable.
3. fond of controversy; argumentative: »

He is eager to be controversial on any subject under the sun.

SYNONYM(S): disputatious.
con´tro|ver´sial|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • con|tro|ver|sial — «KON truh VUR shuhl, see uhl», adjective. 1. of controversy; having to do with controversy: »controversial writing. 2. open to controversy; debatable; disputed: »Federal aid to education is a controversial subject. SYNONYM(S): questionable. 3. fo …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|tro|ver|sial|i|ty — «KON truh VUR SHAL uh tee, see AL », noun. controversial action or behavior: »Today s conformity is more than anything else the retreat from controversiality (Atlantic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • con·tro·ver·sial — …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|tro|ver|sial|ist — «KON truh VUR shuh lihst», noun. a person who takes part in or is skilled in controversy …   Useful english dictionary

  • non·con·tro·ver·sial — /nɑnˌkɑːntrəˈvɚʃəl/ adj : not causing a lot of discussion, disagreement, or argument : not likely to cause controversy a relatively noncontroversial issue …   Useful english dictionary

  • con — con·acre; con·cat·e·nate; con·cave; con·ceal·er; con·ceit; con·cen·trate; con·cen·tra·tor; con·cen·tric; con·cep·tual; con·cern; con·cern·ing; con·cert; con·cer·tante; con·cer·ti·na; con·ces·sion·ary; con·cha; con·cin·nate; con·com·i·tant;… …   English syllables

  • ver — ace·to·ver·a·trone; ad·ver·sar·ia; ad·ver·sa·tive; ad·ver·si·ty; ad·ver·sive; ad·ver·tis·a·ble; ad·ver·tise; ad·ver·tise·ment; ad·ver·tis·er; ai·ver; al·ka·ver·vir; all o·ver·ish; am·bi·ver·sion; an·do·ver; an·i·mad·ver·sion; an·ni·ver·sa·ry;… …   English syllables

  • sial — syn·chon·dro·sial; mono·cha·sial; ba·be·sial; con·tro·ver·sial·ism; con·tro·ver·sial·ly; syn·chon·dro·sial·ly; …   English syllables

  • controversial — con·tro·ver·sial …   English syllables

  • controversially — con·tro·ver·sial·ly …   English syllables


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