Definition of controversial:
at issue, in question, dubitable, open to question, polemical, debatable, open to discussion, disputed, disputable, discordant, controvertible, argumentative, arguable, provocative, disunited, divided, doubtful, open to doubt, disputatious, dubious, hot-button, suspect, subject to controversy, at cross purposes, at loggerheads (with someone), in dispute, at odds (with), moot, irreconcilable, in contention, contentious, polemic, open to debate, on a collision course, scrappy.
- contentious (part of speech: adjective)
- uncertain (part of speech: adjective)
Mr. John Scott was the writer of the several articles entitled " The Living Authors;" of a good many of the earlier criticisms; of some of the papers on politics; and of some which may be termed " Controversial."- "Charles Lamb", Barry Cornwall.
- "George Bernard Shaw", Gilbert K. Chesterton.
We believe, on the contrary, that they are very little read; but none the less are we persuaded that the results of Fletcher's controversial labours are, in many respects, permanent; and, in addition to those that have been referred to, we would instance the fact that Calvinistic doctrine has come to be better guarded against the perversions of antinomianism, and that disputes arising out of it have become less frequent and more moderate, to the great advantage of the Christian Church.- "Fletcher of Madeley", Frederic W. Macdonald.