What does controversy mean?

Definitions for controversy
ˈkɒn trəˌvɜr si; Brit. also kənˈtrɒv ər sicon·tro·ver·sy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. controversy(Noun)

    A debate, discussion of opposing opinions; strife.

  2. Origin: From controversia, from controversus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Controversy(noun)

    contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions

  2. Controversy(noun)

    quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference

  3. Controversy(noun)

    a suit in law or equity; a question of right

Freebase

  1. Controversy

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'controversy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4536

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'controversy' in Nouns Frequency: #1762

How to pronounce controversy?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say controversy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of controversy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of controversy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of controversy in a Sentence

  1. Uta Landy:

    The more controversy there is.

  2. Steven Nissen:

    There has been a lot of controversy.

  3. Nicolas Maduro:

    We've reached an important agreement to solve this controversy.

  4. Marty Walsh:

    With this year's parade, Boston is putting years of controversy behind us.

  5. John Kasich:

    It's just one controversy over another, this is like every day. It's a circus.

Images & Illustrations of controversy

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