noun, plural con·tro·ver·sies.
- controlling interest,
- contucci, andrea,
Origin of controversy
Examples from the Web for controversy
As the controversy unfurled late Monday, it created some odd bedfellows.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“You might as well punch yourself in the face,” he says when asked if he read about any of the controversy.New ‘Late Late Show’ Host James Corden Would Like to Manage Your Expectations|Kevin Fallon|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now, the controversy surrounding the political satire has gotten serious.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there is no doubt, too, that its legacy will be marred by the controversy it stirred, both on and off screen.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Co-founder Missy Suicide opens up about standards of beauty, controversy, and body art.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It had been his ambition to make of his son a renowned minister who should shine in controversy, and an eloquent preacher.The Insect|Jules Michelet
The reason of this is that we are now out of the main entanglement of the Salmasius and Morus controversy.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
The story of the controversy belongs to later chapters of this book.A History of American Christianity|Leonard Woolsey Bacon
The parties in controversy recognized his jurisdiction, and their respective claims were submitted for adjudicature.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
But I, not being an artist, reverse the matter in controversy, and put the bright side first.
noun plural -sies
Word Origin for controversy
late 14c., from Old French controversie or directly from Latin controversia, from controversus "turned in an opposite direction, disputed, turned against," from contra- "against" (see contra) + versus (see verse).