controversy

  • 1 controversy — con·tro·ver·sy / kän trə ˌvər sēBrit alsokən trä vər sē/ n pl sies 1: a state of dispute or disagreement suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars U.S. Constitution amend. VII 2: a civil action involving a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Controversy — Album par Prince Sortie 14 octobre 1981 Enregistrement 1981 Uptown, Sunset Sound, Hollywood Sound Durée 37:40 Genre Funk …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 3 Controversy — Con tro*ver sy, n.; pl. {Controversies}. [L. controversia, fr. controversus turned against, disputed; contro = contra + versus, p. p. of vertere to turn. See {Verse}.] 1. Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Controversy — bezeichnet: Controversy (Album), ein Musikalbum des Sängers Prince aus dem Jahr 1981 Controversy (Lied), ein Lied des Sängers Prince aus dem Jahr 1981 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezei …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 controversy — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. controversie or directly from L. controversia, from controversus turned in an opposite direction, disputed, turned against, from contra against (see CONTRA (Cf. contra)) + versus (see VERSE (Cf. verse)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 controversy — dispute, *argument Analogous words: contention, dissension (see DISCORD): disputation, *argumentation, forensic, debate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 controversy — The stress is always placed on the first syllable in AmE and normally in BrE too, although a variant with stress on the second syllable is becoming increasingly common, despite the strictures of purists. Early stress on words of more than three… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 controversy — [n] debate, dispute altercation, argument, beef*, bickering, brush, contention, difference, discussion, disputation, dissention, embroilment, falling out*, flak, fuss, hurrah, miff, polemic, quarrel, row, rumpus, scene, scrap, squabble, strife,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 controversy — ► NOUN (pl. controversies) ▪ debate or disagreement about a matter which arouses strongly contrasting opinions. USAGE The second pronunciation, putting the stress on trov , is widely held to be incorrect in standard English. ORIGIN Latin… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 controversy — [kän′trə vʉr΄sē] n. pl. controversies [ME controversie < L controversia < controversus, turned in an opposite direction < contra, against + versus: see VERSE] 1. a lengthy discussion of an important question in which opposing opinions… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 controversy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, major ▪ bitter, fierce (esp. BrE), heated, intense, raging ▪ g …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 Controversy — Disagree redirects here. For the Malaysian band, see Disagree (band). For other uses, see Controversy (disambiguation). Auseinandersetzung (Controversy), by Karl Henning Seemann Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 controversy — n. 1) to arouse, cause, fuel, stirrup (a) controversy 2) to settle a controversy 3) a bitter, furious, heated, lively controversy 4) a controversy about, over 5) a controversy between, with * * * [ kɒntrəvɜːsɪ] cause fuel …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 controversy — con|tro|ver|sy [ˈkɔntrəvə:si, kənˈtrɔvəsi US ˈka:ntrəvə:rsi] n plural controversies [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: controversia, from controversus disagreed about , from contro against + versus turned ] a serious argument about… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 controversy */*/ — UK [ˈkɒntrəvɜː(r)sɪ] / UK [kənˈtrɒvə(r)sɪ] / US [ˈkɑntrəˌvɜrsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms controversy : singular controversy plural controversies a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people …

    English dictionary

  • 16 controversy — con|tro|ver|sy [ kantrə,vɜrsi ] noun count or uncount ** a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about: The election ended in controversy, with allegations of widespread vote… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 controversy — A word used in delimiting judicial power meaning an issue appropriate for judicial determination, being definite and concrete, concerning legal relations among parties with adverse interests, and being so real and substantial as to be capable of… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 controversy — /kon treuh verr see/; Brit. also /keuhn trov euhr see/, n., pl. controversies. 1. a prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; disputation concerning a matter of opinion. 2. contention, strife, or argument. [1350 1400; ME controversie ( <… …

    Universalium

  • 19 controversy — A litigated question; adversary proceeding in a court of law; a civil action or suit, either at law or in equity; a justiciable dispute. To be a controversy under federal constitutional provision limiting exercise of judicial power of United… …

    Black's law dictionary

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