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Spanish translation of “controversy”

controversy

noun /kənˈtrovəsi, ˈkontrəvəːsi/ (plural controversies)
(an) argument between opposing points of view
controversia
the controversy over the appointment of the new chairman.
controversial /kontrəˈvəːʃəl/ adjective causing controversy
controvertido, polémico
His new book is very controversial.
controversially adverb
de forma que se produzca controversia
The House of Commons controversially supported changes to the welfare system.
(Definition of controversy from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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