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Synonyms for controversy
ˈkɒn trəˌvɜr si; Brit. also kənˈtrɒv ər sicon·tro·ver·sy

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguingnoun

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. controversynoun

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

  2. controversynoun

    Synonyms:
    lawsuit, suit at law, process in law

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. controversynoun

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

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How to use controversy in a sentence?

  1. Andee Schroeder:

    It's unfortunate that this( controversy) is happening over what is probably a good practice, mary Lin works Mary Lin tail off to make sure every child is set up for success.

  2. Chuck Todd:

    So my concern on that is as you do this over time, you continue to pervert the news cycle, right? let's take this so-called controversy over critical race theory. And I say ‘so-called controversy’ because it's sort of – it's a creation… It's a faux controversy that's being ginned up. And I guess it just gets attention. It keeps people watching or it keeps people clicking or, you know, all of that. That's the concern.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    I think I can pretty confidently say, we won't lose any elections over that issue, anywhere in the country, people are concerned about a wholly different set of concerns. Inflation, an out-of-control border, Afghanistan withdrawal, the controversy over covid. I mean, the thought that a single Senate race in America would be decided over that issue strikes me as being wildly out of touch with what the American people are interested in.

  4. Matt James -LRB- right -RRB-:

    You wanna believe that you know your person betterthan anybody else knows your person,and while all this controversy's swirling around, who Rachael is, things that she might have attended, and pictures that she likedand people that she's associated with, before Rachael addressed anythingor Chris Harrison spoke on anything,I'm trying to be there for her,and I dismissed them as rumors,because that's what they were to me.

  5. The KVA:

    We told Federation Internationale de Volleyball( FIVB) and the Greek team that we can not agree with the [ twins' ] international transfer according to our regulation that players who caused public controversy can not transfer internationally.


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