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Etymology edit

From Middle English controversie, from Old French controversie, from Latin contrōversia (debate, contention, controversy), from contrōversus (turned in an opposite direction).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) now more common: IPA(key): /kənˈtɹɒvəsi/, more traditional: IPA(key): /ˈkɒntɹəˌvɜːsi/[1]
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  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈkɑntɹəˌvɝsi/
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Noun edit

controversy (countable and uncountable, plural controversies)

  1. A debate or discussion of opposing opinions; (generally) strife.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:dispute

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  1. ^ controversy, www.lexico.com

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