Meaning: Causing arguments and disagreements.
You should avoid controversial topics like politics and religion on a first date.
The candidate for president has some very controversial opinions.
He’s a controversial historical figure. Some say he was a great man, some say he was evil.
Which could be described as controversial?
A. A book that makes a lot of people angry.
B. A movie that makes a lot of people angry.
C. A singer that makes a lot of people angry.
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The correct answer is A, B, and C. Any book or movie or TV show or music or famous person that makes people angry could be described as controversial.