Definition of controversialism in English:

controversialism

Pronunciation /ˌkɒntrəˈvəːʃ(ə)lɪz(ə)m/ /ˌkɒntrəˈvəːʃəlɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • A controversial attitude or statement; deliberate provocation of controversy; tendency to engage in or provoke controversy.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Palaeoromaica. From controversial + -ism.