Controversial vs Thoughtcrime - What's the difference?

controversial | thoughtcrime |


As an adjective controversial

is arousing controversy—a debate or discussion of opposing opinions.

As a noun thoughtcrime is

a crime committed by having unorthodox, unofficial, controversial or socially unacceptable thoughts.

controversial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Arousing controversy—a debate or discussion of opposing opinions.
  • * (rfdate) Macaulay:
  • Whole libraries of controversial books.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns often used with "controversial": topic, subject, work, author, method, etc.

    Synonyms

    * contentious * contested

    Antonyms

    * uncontroversial * noncontroversial * incontrovertible

    Derived terms

    * controversialness

    See also

    * disputatious * polemical * disputable * controvertible * debatable

    thoughtcrime

    Noun

  • A crime committed by having unorthodox, unofficial, controversial or socially unacceptable thoughts.
  • See also

    * doublethink * crimethink English terms derived from Nineteen Eighty-Four