controversal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contrōversus +‎ -al.

Adjective[edit]

controversal (comparative more controversal, superlative most controversal)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Facing opposite directions.
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
      The temple of Janus with his two controversal faces might now not unsignificantly be set open.
  2. (obsolete) Subject to controversy; controversial.