Definition of 'controversy'
Video: pronunciation of 'controversy'
Example sentences containing 'controversy'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Her combined family background gives her training in public controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is partly because of the controversies that surround football, but is it not also about the way that the game is coached and taught? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nor is there much controversy about its successor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are already provoking intense political controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sad thing is that what gets into the press tends to be disagreement or controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Despite all the controversy surrounding the show it was a great final. The Sun (2008)It was a gripping account and one not without controversy after it had been published. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Little wonder that fierce controversies flare up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The subject matter also stoked considerable controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And so it is with the controversy about dividend policy. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The demand is likely to pitch the palace into political controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His family is not one to court controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Special education has been subject to considerable controversy for many years. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)Like many archaeological tales it is caught up with contemporary intellectual and political controversies. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)Government policy about inflation and unemployment has been at the centre of political controversy. Thinking the Unthinkable (1994)Some of the current controversies about surgical treatments have to do with just how much surgery should be done. Understanding Cancer (1987)He said that he hoped that the work had settled the controversy about the dangers of exercising in polluted cities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The controversies are affecting public opinion. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Much controversy surrounds what happened next. Cultural Anthropology (1995)There are a million scientific disagreements and controversies about evolution, but not that evolution happens. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Above all, of course there was going to be controversy about public funding. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For more than 80 years electricity pylons have been a source of fierce controversy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Without the controversy, no one would have heard of you. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The scheme is now a matter of considerable political controversy, in part because of its lack of transparency. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The 600 or so pairs that breed in Britain have become an object of fierce controversy in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A judge lifted restrictions on the reporting of the new charges after controversy about the public 's right to know what they were. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'controversy'
Very Common. controversy is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'controversy'
British English: controversy NOUN
Controversy is a lot of discussion and argument about something, often involving strong feelings of anger or disapproval.
The proposed cuts have caused considerable controversy.
Definition of controversy from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.