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1. controversy

noun. ['ˈkɑːntrəˌvɝːsi'] a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement.

Synonyms

  • arguing
  • contention
  • contestation
  • difference of opinion
  • argy-bargy
  • sparring
  • tilt
  • firestorm
  • disceptation
  • polemic
  • dispute
  • difference
  • conflict
  • fight
  • disputation
  • argle-bargle

Antonyms

  • pro
  • cooperation
  • agreement
  • straighten

Etymology

  • controversia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Controversy

  • abbasi
  • absorbency
  • accountancy
  • accuracy
  • acey
  • adequacy
  • advocacy
  • agassi
  • agency
  • ahaulsie
  • alcee
  • alesi
  • alessi
  • alessi
  • alexi
  • alexy
  • alhausie
  • almasy
  • aloisi
  • amorosi

How do you pronounce controversy?

Pronounce controversy as ˈkɑntrəˌvərsi.

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Sentences with controversy


1. Noun, singular or mass
There is some controversy over the correct way to display these flags in the same location.

Quotes about controversy


1. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

2. Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that's what separates the legends from the regular artists. It's all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.
- Akon

3. Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
- Yoko Ono

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