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.

    Etymology: 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

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Matt James -LRB- right -RRB-:

    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.

  2. Britton Banowsky:

    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.

  3. George Santayana:

    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.

  4. Uta Landy:

    The more controversy there is.

  5. Donald Trump:

    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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