Disagreement, typically when prolonged, public, and heated.
‘the announcement ended a protracted controversy’
‘he sometimes caused controversy because of his forceful views’
‘Then the police were subject to a storm of political conflict and controversy.’
‘The legal controversy has been just one problem attending the couple’s wedding plans.’
‘The long-term effects of cannabis on the body are still a matter of controversy.’
‘The good thing is that my work continues to raise a lot of controversy and dialogue.’
спор, полемика, дискуссия, ссора