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Synonyms for controversy
ˈkɒn trəˌvɜr si; Brit. also kənˈtrɒv ər si

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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"

    Synonyms:
    debate, disceptation, lean, list, rivalry, careen, inclination, sway, leaning, contention, line, rock, argument, tilt, joust, competition, disputation, literary argument, contestation, line of reasoning, arguing, statement, argumentation, logical argument, public debate, parameter

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. controversy

    A feud is enmity between families, clans, or parties, with acts of hostility mutually retaliated and avenged; feud is rarely used of individuals, never of nations. While all the other words of the group may refer to that which is transient, a feud is long-enduring, and often hereditary. Dissension is used of a number of persons, of a party or other organization. Bitterness is in feeling only; enmity and hostility involve will and purpose to oppose or injure. A quarrel is in word or act, or both, and is commonly slight and transient, as we speak of childish quarrels; contention and strife may be in word or deed; contest ordinarily involves some form of action. Contest is often used in a good sense, contention and strife very rarely so. Controversy is commonly in words; strife extends from verbal controversy to the contests of armies. Affray, brawl, and broil, like quarrel, are words of inferior dignity. An affray or broil may arise at a street corner; the affray always involves physical force; the brawl or broil may be confined to violent language.

    Synonyms:
    affray, animosity, bitterness, brawl, broil, contention, contest, dispute, dissension, enmity, feud, fray, hostility, quarrel, strife

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. controversy

    Synonyms:
    dispute, disagreement, quarrel, strife, altercation, contention, disputation, wrangle, bickering, question

    Antonyms:
    agreement, unanimity, coincidence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. controversy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    discussion, dispute, disputation, debate, polemics, altercation, logomachy, war of words, strife of words

  2. controversy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lawsuit, suit at law, process in law

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. controversy(n)

    Synonyms:
    dispute, contention, disoutation, altercation polemics, logomachy

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How to use controversy in a sentence?

  1. William Howard Taft:

    It is important, of course, that controversies be settled right, but there are many civil questions which arise between individuals in which it is not so important the controversy be settled one way or another as that it be settled. Of course a settlement of a controversy on a fundamentally wrong principle of law is greatly to be deplored, but there must of necessity be many rules governing the relations between members of the same society that are more important in that their establishment creates a known rule of action than that they proceed on one principle or another. Delay works always for the man with the longest purse.

  2. Prince Ali:

    I am seeking the presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport, this was not an easy decision. It came after careful consideration and many discussions with respected FIFA colleagues over the last few months.

  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. Michael Short:

    We all knew Hillary Clinton was desperate to avoid the media after months of controversy, but employing a moving rope line takes ducking reporters to absurd new heights, clearly the Fourth of July for Hillary Clinton means independence from answering tough questions.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Americans do not need or want big business to amplify disinformation or react to every manufactured controversy with frantic left-wing signaling.

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