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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 Arabic جَدال…
in Korean 논란…
in Malaysian kontroversi…
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 Vietnamese cuộc tranh luận…
in Spanish controversia…
in Portuguese polêmica, controvérsia…
in Thai การโต้เถียงอย่างรุนแรง…
in German die Kontroverse…
in Catalan controvèrsia…
in Japanese 議論…
in Indonesian kontroversi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 争议, 争论, 争辩…
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