[n] a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
[adj] of or involving dispute or controversy
controversial - (4 syllables), polemical - (4 syllables)
\Po*lem"ic\, a. [Gr. ? warlike, fr.? war: cf. F. pol['e]mique.]
1. Of or pertaining to controversy; maintaining, or involving, controversy; controversial; disputative; as, a polemic discourse or essay; polemic theology.
2. Engaged in, or addicted to, polemics, or to controversy; disputations; as, a polemic writer. --South.
1. One who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant. The sarcasms and invectives of the young polemic. --Macaulay.
2. A polemic argument or controversy.