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Answered 2011-01-12 13:27:49

Controversial means of a disputed nature, meaning, or value.

The word derives from two Latin words - 'contra' meaning against and 'verto' meaning turn. So it means something that is disputed, such as an opinion that others disagree with, or an idea that isn't generally acceptable. It's the adjective that comes from controversy.

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