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Definitions of controversy

  1. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Controversial. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A suit in law or equity; a question of right. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Debate; discussion; dispute; quarrel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A disputation, discussion, or debate: contest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Dispute; discussion; contest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Debate; disputation; dispute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Disputation; a debate between parties, particularly in writing; contest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Debate or dispute, generally carried on in writing; an agitation of contrary opinions; quarrel; strife. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Disputation; without, beyond, c., unquestionably. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. [Latin] Contest in argument; debate; —a difference in opinion, question of fact, doctrine or action, maintained by reasoning; discussion; —the point argued or discussed. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. Dispute, debate ; a suit in law; a quarrel. Complete Dictionary
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