Controversy

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Controversy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"

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  • a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"

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Controversy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A controversy is a prolonged public dispute or debate, with people having different opinions.

There may be several groups of people who have different opinions and who cannot agree. Examples for controversial topics are the question if abortion should be legal, or whether the research on stem cells should be permitted.



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* It is past all controversy that what costs dearest is, and ought to be, most valued. - Miguel de Cervantes


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Controversy Sample Sentences in News


  • Controversy over eating area (video)
    A restaurant owner's move to boost business and liven up the footpath in Taree has been met with controversy. The local council has allowed them to use a parking space in front of their shop for additional seating. Read more on this news related to 'Controversy'
  • Going Clear and Killing Jesus show controversy is cable TV's secret weapon
    As Scientology documentary on HBO and dramatisation of Jesus’s death on NatGeo compete for the same Sunday night time slot, what will viewers choose? Related: Killing Jesus: Bill O'Reilly's film is touted as history. But facts aren't sacred to him | Brook Wilensky-Lanford Using controversy to increase ratings is an age-old ploy. Remember when Roseann Read more on this news related to 'Controversy'
  • Hillary Clinton's Email Controversy Hasn't Changed Much For 2016
    Three weeks after the Democratic front runner's widely covered news conference about her use of private emails, polls continue to show her ahead of Republicans in the 2016 presidential race. Read more on this news related to 'Controversy'

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