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This week's editions are provocative and sure to spark heated debate. It's the stuff that office gossip and headline news is made of!

Today's Lesson
CONTROVERSIAL   意見の分かれる、論議を呼ぶ


  • Something is controversial if there is much disagreement about it.

    The noun form is controversy.
  • controversial とは、様々な意見に分かれる、論議を呼ぶ、という意味です。

    名詞形は controversy で、論争、という意味です。



  1. The insurance company's use of hard-sell telemarketing has always been controversial.
  2. (fictional news report)
    A lawsuit has stalled construction of a controversial eight-lane highway through Oze National Park.
  3. There's been a lot of controversy over their government's decision to privatize banking.
  4. With all the controversy surrounding its TV ads targeting children, I wouldn't be surprised if there were a nationwide boycott of the company's products.
  5. The new documentary about corporate cover-ups is stirring up (= causing) a lot of controversy.

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