- of, relating to, or characteristic of controversy, or prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; polemical: a controversial book.
- subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision.
- given to controversy; argumentative; disputatious: a controversial public figure.
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Contemporary Examples of noncontroversial
By that classic, and noncontroversial, definition, what the Obama administration is contemplating in Syria is absolutely war.This Is War and Why John Kerry’s Rhetoric Isn’t Convincing
September 4, 2013
Move on noncontroversial nominations to courts and executive agencies.How Congress Can Redeem Itself
August 3, 2011
Historical Examples of noncontroversial
There's no such thing as an effective and a noncontroversial reorganization and reform.
- not causing dispute, argument, debate, etc
1580s, from Late Latin controversialis "pertaining to controversy," from Latin controversia (see controversy).