Controversially



[kon-truh-vur-shuh l] /ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of , or prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; polemical:
a controversial book.
2.
subject to controversy; debatable:
a controversial decision.
3.
given to controversy; argumentative; disputatious:
a controversial public figure.
adj.

1580s, from Late Latin controversialis “pertaining to controversy,” from Latin controversia (see controversy).

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