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controversial

adjective uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈvɜː.ʃəl/  us   /ˌkɑːn.trəˈvɝː-/
B2 causing disagreement or discussion: a controversial issue/decision/speech/figure The book was very controversial.
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Translations of “controversial”
in Korean 논란의 여지가 있는…
in Arabic مُثير لِلجَدل…
in Portuguese polêmico, controvertido…
in Catalan polèmic…
in Japanese 物議をかもす…
in Italian controverso, polemico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有爭議的, 引起爭議的…
in Russian спорный…
in Turkish tartışmalı, tartışmaya açık, nizalı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有争议的, 引起争议的…
in Polish kontrowersyjny…
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