Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) When there is a controversy about something, people strongly disagree about it.

Examples: (noun) There is always a controversy or two on the front page of the newspaper. (noun) There’s a controversy about whether cars should be allowed to drive in this part of the city.

Synonyms: nouns: debate, dispute, argument.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 D

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