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1. marked by or capable of arousing controversy;
- Example: "the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial"
- Example: "Rushdie's controversial book"
- Example: "a controversial decision on affirmative action"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Controversial \Con`tro*ver"sial\, a. [Cf. LL. controversialis.] Relating to, or consisting of, controversy; disputatious; polemical; as, controversial divinity. [1913 Webster] Whole libraries of controversial books. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "controversial": arguable, argumental, argumentative, at issue, belligerent, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, combative, confutable, conjectural, contentious, contestable, controvertible, debatable, deniable, dialectic, disputable, disputatious, doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, eristic, factious, iffy, ill-humored, in dispute, in doubt, in dubio, in question, litigious, logomachic, mistakable, moot, open to doubt, open to question, pilpulistic, polemic, polemical, pro and con, problematic, provocative, quarrelsome, questionable, refutable, scrappy, speculative, suppositional, suspect, suspicious, unsettled