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controversy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of controversy

  1. 1 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions the seemingly imperishable controversy over the teaching of evolution Synonyms of controversy altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, brawl, contretemps, argument, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleWords Related to controversy clash, run-in, skirmish, tangle, tussle; logomachy; feud, vendetta; attack, contention, dissension (also dissention); debate, difference, disputation; fuss, objection, protest, protestation; affray [chiefly British], fisticuffs, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée); catfight

  2. 2 variance of opinion on a matter there is considerable controversy regarding the assassination of President Kennedy Synonyms of controversy contestation, disagreement, debate, difference, difficulty, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), dissensus, firestorm, nonconcurrenceWords Related to controversy clash, collision, conflict, confliction, disaccord, discord, dissonance; apartness, divarication, division; combat, contention, strife, struggle; altercation, argument, bicker, falling-out, fight, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, set-toNear Antonyms of controversy acceptance, compliance; concord, peaceAntonyms of controversy accord, agreement, consensus, harmony, unanimity



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