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American English: /ˌkɑntrəˈvərʃəl/
, /ˌkɑntrəˈvərsiəl/
British English: /kɒntrəˈvəːʃ(ə)l/

Translation of controversial in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • Pay hikes awarded to council bosses mirror the highly controversial rises in council tax.
    • Ian Waugh looks at the rise of one of the country's most controversial political figures.
    • The debate over the use of cannabis in medicine is controversial and emotive.

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