Definition of controversy:
hostility, careen, squabble, falling-out, statement, word, disputation, contestation, animosity, parameter, tiff, argumentation, logical argument, contest, joust, inclination, cross fire, debate, feud, row, competition, list, leaning, literary argument, run-in, argument, hassle, lean, bitterness, broil, affray, sway, argy-bargy, contretemps, disceptation, scrap, altercation, polemic, tilt, rock, brawl, set-to, contention, kickup, donnybrook, rhubarb, tangle, fray, spat, difficulty, public debate, wrangle, bicker, firestorm, battle royal, clash, difference, line, dissensus, arguing, strife, misunderstanding, nonconcurrence, imbroglio, line of reasoning, rivalry, argle-bargle, disagreement, fight, a war of words, enmity.
- contention (part of speech: noun)
- uncertainty (part of speech: noun)
- "A Damsel in Distress", Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.
- "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
The Chief Forester, while in the heat of the controversy, noticed this as little as did his sister- in- law, who now replied with much sharpness: Well, then, it is at least a good thing that Toni is to marry soon.- "The Sign of Flame", E. Werner.