controversial etymology

English word controversial comes from Latin controversia ((legal) lawsuit. A quarrel, dispute, debate. Contradiction.), English -al

Detailed word origin of controversial

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
controversia Latin (lat) (legal) lawsuit. A quarrel, dispute, debate. Contradiction.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
controversial English (eng) Arousing controversy—a debate or discussion of opposing opinions.

Words with the same origin as controversial

Descendants of controversia
Descendants of -al
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