controversynoun [C or U]uk /ˈkɒn.trə.vɜː.si/ /kənˈtrɒv.ə-/ us /ˈkɑːn.trə.vɝː-/
- Where do you put the emphasis in the word 'controversy'?
- Her latest book has engendered a lot of controversy.
- The mayor and the city council are anxious to avoid getting entangled in the controversy.
- Reports in today's newspapers have added fuel to the controversy .
- Overhanging the controversy is the question of how much the government knew about the arms deal.
- The government proposal to test 14-year-olds has been causing controversy in the staffroom .