controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing(noun)
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
"they were involved in a violent argument"
A debate, discussion of opposing opinions; strife.
Etymology: From controversia, from controversus.
contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions
quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference
a suit in law or equity; a question of right
Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of conflicting opinion or point of view. The word was coined from the Latin controversia, as a composite of controversus – "turned in an opposite direction," from contra – "against" – and vertere – to turn, or versus, hence, "to turn against." The most applicable or well known controversial subjects, topics or areas are politics, religion and sex. Other areas of controversy include history and philosophy. Other minor yet prominent areas of controversy are economics, science, finances, culture, education, the military, society, celebrities, organisation, the media, age, gender, and race. Controversy in matters of theology has traditionally been particularly heated, giving rise to the phrase odium theologicum. Controversial issues are held as potentially divisive in a given society, because they can lead to tension and ill will, as a result they are often taboo to be discussed in the light of company in many cultures.
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Rank popularity for the word 'controversy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4536
Rank popularity for the word 'controversy' in Nouns Frequency: #1762
The numerical value of controversy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of controversy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
You wanna believe that you know your person betterthan anybody else knows your person,and while all this controversy's swirling around, who Rachael is, things that she might have attended, and pictures that she likedand people that she's associated with, before Rachael addressed anythingor Chris Harrison spoke on anything,I'm trying to be there for her,and I dismissed them as rumors,because that's what they were to me.
Syverud said in a statement. RECRUITING HIT : The NCAA penalties included the reduction of three men's basketball scholarships a year for four years and recruiting restrictions will be enforced for two years. Jim Boeheim has what is regarded as the best recruiting class in Jim Boeheim long tenure coming in the fall. In its decision, The NCAA indicated that Syracuse can delay the scholarship reductions by one year in the case of any student-athletes that have a financial agreement with the university. Syracuse loses only Rakeem Christmas from this year's team and is at the 13-scholarship limit for 2015-16. MIDDLING MAN : The NCAA said several violations involved students and staff. The report added that academic violations stemmed from the director of basketball operations, who was hand-picked by Jim Boeheim to address academic matters and ended up violating academic integrity.'' The rule's pretty clear, the head coach has a duty to monitor activities in his program. Jim Boeheim did dispute that Jim Boeheim should be held accountable. There was controversy over that. It( the charge) was not effectively rebutted at all.
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
The more controversy there is.
He should have had a jury, but I’ll make a prediction: He’ll be just fine, but I won’t do it tonight, because I don’t want to cause any controversy.
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- дискусия, спорBulgarian
- polémica, controversiaSpanish
- هم ستیزیPersian
- kiista, sanaharkkaFinnish
- polémique, controverseFrench
- connsachadh, connspaidScottish Gaelic
- מחלוקת, חילוקי דעותHebrew
- vita, polémiaHungarian
- վիճաբանություն, վեճArmenian
- 토론, 논쟁Korean
- kontroversija, polemikaLatvian
- whiuwhiu kupuMāori
- controversă, discuție, dispută (principială)Romanian
- спор, дискуссия, разногласияRussian
- kontrovèrza, kontrovèrzijaSerbo-Croatian
- การวิวาท, การโต้เถียงThai
- anlaşmazlık, cidal, münazara, tartışma, uyuşmazlık, ihtilafTurkish
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