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Noun: controversy  'kón-tru,vur-see [N. Amer], kun'tró-vu-see or 'kón-tru,vur-see [Brit]
  1. A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    "they were involved in a violent controversy";
    - contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing

Derived forms: controversies

Type of: conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute

Encyclopedia: Controversy