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controversy

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkɒn.trə.vɜː.si/ /kənˈtrɒv.ə-/ us    /ˈkɑːn.trə.vɝː-/
C1 a lot of disagreement or argument about something, usually because it affects or is important to many people: There was a big controversy surrounding/over the use of drugs in athletics. The policy has caused fierce/heated controversy ever since it was introduced.
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in Korean 논란…
in Arabic جَدال…
in French controverse…
in Turkish tartışma, münakaşa, nizah…
in Italian controversia, polemica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爭議, 爭論, 爭辯…
in Russian спор…
in Polish kontrowersja…
in Spanish controversia…
in Portuguese polêmica, controvérsia…
in German die Kontroverse…
in Catalan controvèrsia…
in Japanese 議論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 争议, 争论, 争辩…
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