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Noun
Heated and prolonged public dissension over an issue
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“In a new book likely to rekindle fierce controversy, psychologist Robert Plomin argues that genes largely shape our personalities.”
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A difference or variance of opinion on an issue
“In the 19th century, there was a great controversy on the question of how old the Earth was.”
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A display of unnecessary or excessive excitement, activity, or interest
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A doubt about the truth or validity of something
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A complicated or problematical situation
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An awkward issue, especially one with which nobody wants to be associated and gets passed around
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Having the potential to inflame emotions
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A high-profile controversy or uproar that captivates public attention
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The state or quality of being controversial
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