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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Controvertible Capable of being controverted; disputable; admitting of question.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • controvertible Capable of being disputed; disputable; not too evident to exclude difference of opinion: as, a controvertible point of law.
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In literature:

We think that this truth cannot be controverted, and it will be still more clearly proved in the course of this work.
"Myth and Science" by Tito Vignoli
Thus far the account is not controverted by the accusing party.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Du Bos, his theory of the greater effect of painting than of poetry on the passions, controverted, i.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
The only upholder of the hat was Annie Cassidy, who is fond of controverting the opinions of other people, and who despises men.
"Strangers at Lisconnel" by Barlow Jane
He began his address in the clear, cold accents of one who sets forth facts which can neither be controverted nor ignored.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Let anybody attempt to controvert it!
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
Bewildered, the girl looked from one of the alleged controverters to the other.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
Only one Act received the royal assent, that to regulate the trial of controverted elections.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
The statement in this amendment does not controvert the right of revolution.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
We do not controvert; we only wish to deliver our testimony, and there to leave the matter.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
His school might be bad, but still it was a school; and the fact cannot be controverted that Overbeck issued from it an artist.
"Overbeck" by J. Beavington Atkinson
Now I controvert that opinion.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
He would have no one of the controverted books to be allowed, by itself, to establish any doctrine.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Not disputed, nor controverted, then, it never can be.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
While Liebig, therefore, can scarcely be said to have been the first to controvert the humus theory, he certainly dealt it its death-blow.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Let him who dares, gainsay these remarks and calculations; no truthful tongue will deny them; no honorable pen can controvert them.
"The Impending Crisis of the South" by Hinton Rowan Helper
I know it is a controverted subject.
"Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study" by Dwight Moody
On this point, the argument in Hunt's Magazine will not, I imagine, be controverted.
"Rambles by Land and Water" by B. M. Norman
His style is easy and flowing, but his inferences and conclusions are frequently controverted.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
The original statement has never been satisfactorily controverted.
"Browning and Dogma" by Ethel M. Naish