controversially

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

controversial +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

controversially (comparative more controversially, superlative most controversially)

  1. In a controversial manner.
    • 2011 October 22, Sam Sheringham, “Aston Villa 1 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      West Brom came from behind to snatch their first league win at Villa Park since 1979 after Aston Villa's Chris Herd was controversially sent off.