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controversial

adjective
     
con‧tro‧ver‧sial
causing a lot of disagreement, because many people have strong opinions about the subject being discussed:
the controversial issue of welfare reform
a highly controversial (=very controversial) plan to flood the valley in order to build a dam
He is a controversial figure (=person who does controversial things) in the art world.
controversially adverb

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