Definition of controversy
- The decision aroused a controversy among the students.
The decision aroused much controversy among the students.
The new movie is a subject of controversy.
There is controversy surrounding the team's decision to trade the star pitcher.
The controversy is over whether he should be fired or not.
A controversy arose over the new law.
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: argument that involves many people who strongly disagree about something : strong disagreement about something among a large group of people
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