Synonyms of 'controversy'
argument or debate concerning a matter about which there is strong disagreementThe proposed cuts have caused considerable controversy.
The issue has caused heated political argument.
There has been a lot of debate about this point.
The meeting descended into an unpleasant row.
There was a discussion about the wording of the report.
The dispute between them is settled.
They generally tried to avoid subjects of contention between them.
I had a terrible quarrel with my other brothers.
There have been minor squabbles about phone bills.
The boardroom strife at the company is far from over.
He was involved in a legal wrangle with the Health Secretary.
a polemic against the danger of secret societies
I had an altercation with some people who objected to our filming.
a great deal of dissension within the armed forces
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in the sense of altercation
a noisy argumentI had an altercation with some people who objected to our filming.
in the sense of contention
disagreement or disputeThey generally tried to avoid subjects of contention between them.
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