controversy controversy  /ˈkɑn trə ˌvɜr si/


  • (n) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement


  1. Viewpoint: The controversy over a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer is a sign of the deep suspicion on both sides of the cultural divide.
  2. President Obama's back-to-school speech to America's children has courted controversy before he's even had the chance to deliver it.
  3. Guantnamo Bay has been seeped in controversy for the greater part of the century.


  1. Dyack Acknowledges Controversy After Shadow Of The Eternals' Cancelled Kickstarter

    The controversy is never-ending for Precursor Games chief creative officer Denis Dyack. The studio's crowdfunding efforts on Kickstarter were cancelled for Shadow of the Eternals in a highly publicized fashion and started debate on the issues of former Silicon Knights employees working on the title. While it was revealed that some former Silicon Knights employees had kept assets from former ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Game Informer

  2. Controversy over star's slimmed poster

    The studio behind the female buddy flick "The Heat" is probably hoping the movie will be huge. But there is some controversy overseas about something connected to the film that doesn't appear to be as big.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Facing controversy, Obama political value unclear

    BOSTON (AP) — Trailed by controversy, President Barack Obama is pressing ahead with efforts to boost Democrats Wednesday in Boston and Miami, raising questions about whether the second-term president will be more asset or liability to his party in the coming election season.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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  1. "I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy," Obama wrote.
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "No matter what anybody thinks of the controversy surrounding this event, Mr. Bonds' achievement is noteworthy and remarkable," Selig said in a statement.
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Bud Selig Source:

  3. Travolta says he doesn't "want to create controversy" he just has "an opinion on things, and there is nothing wrong with stating your opinion if you are asked."
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: John Travolta Source: Fox 28

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