HyperDic: controversy

English > 1 sense of the word controversy:
NOUNcommunicationcontroversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguinga contentious speech act
controversy > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntrahver.siy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > controversy: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement.
Synonymscontention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing
Narrowerargy-bargy, argle-bargleA verbal / verbal / verbal dispute
fightAn intense verbal / verbal / verbal dispute
firestormAn outburst of controversy
polemicA controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
sparringAn argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
Broaderdispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflictA disagreement or argument about something important
Spanishbronca, controversia, discusión, disputa, lid, pelea, pendencia, polémica, quimera, riña
Catalanargument, controvèrsia, discussió, disputa, lliça, polèmica
Adjectivescontroversialmarked by or capable of arousing controversy

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