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I confess I take perverse delight as a theologian in the controversies surrounding postmodernism.
Stanley Hauerwas

Meaning of "controversies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTROVERSIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTROVERSIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Controversies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTROVERSIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

controversies

Controversy

Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of conflicting opinion or point of view. The word was coined from the Latin controversia, as a composite of controversus – "turned in an opposite direction," from contra – "against" – and vertere – to turn, or versus, hence, "to turn against." The most applicable or well known controversial subjects, topics or areas are politics, religion and sex. Other areas of controversy include history and philosophy. Other minor yet prominent areas of controversy are economics, science, finances, culture, education, the military, society, celebrities, organisation, the media, age, gender, and race. Controversy in matters of theology has traditionally been particularly heated, giving rise to the phrase odium theologicum. Controversial issues are held as potentially divisive in a given society, because they can lead to tension and ill will, as a result they are often taboo to be discussed in the light of company in many cultures.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTROVERSIES

controlled
controlled drug
controlled explosion
controller
controllership
controlling
controlling interest
controlment
controls
controverse
controversial
controversialism
controversialist
controversially
controversy
controvert
controverter
controvertible
controvertibly
controvertist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTROVERSIES

biopsies
busies
cosies
daisies
ecstasies
embassies
fantasies
glossies
Gypsies
hussies
hypocrisies
missies
palsies
pansies
posies
pussies
sies
sissies
speakeasies
whimsies

Synonyms and antonyms of controversies in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTROVERSIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «controversies» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of controversies

Translation of «controversies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTROVERSIES

Find out the translation of controversies to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of controversies from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «controversies» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

争议
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

controversias
570 millions of speakers

English

controversies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विवादों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخلافات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

споры
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

controvérsias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিতর্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

controverses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kontroversi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kontroversen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

論争
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

논쟁
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kontroversi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tranh cãi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சர்ச்சைகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tartışmalar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

controversie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kontrowersje
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спори
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

controverse
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαμάχες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

strydpunte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kontroverser
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kontroverser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of controversies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTROVERSIES»

The term «controversies» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.969 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTROVERSIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about controversies

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONTROVERSIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word controversies.
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Freda Adler
The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.
2
Nicholson Baker
Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies - and it is free, and it is fast.
3
William Bennett
The formation of character in young people is educationally a different task from and a prior task to, the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
4
Tina Brown
Perhaps Obama is often slow to nail controversies because he needs time to live inside them for a while in his head. It's unnerving for the rest of us, but even the haters, one feels, are made to think more deeply than they'd like before they return to the bickering and the games.
5
Tryon Edwards
Most controversies would soon be ended, if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms, and then adhere to their definitions.
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Felix Frankfurter
It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people.
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Stanley Hauerwas
I confess I take perverse delight as a theologian in the controversies surrounding postmodernism.
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Tom Hayden
Most centrist Democrats... try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s. There are journalistic centrists as well, who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy.
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Edward Irving
I have thoroughly gone through the subject of the Incarnation; and if it served you, could at any time give you the history from the beginning of the controversies on this subject, and of its present form.
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Richard Leakey
A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTROVERSIES»

Discover the use of controversies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to controversies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Controversies: Apologia ad Iacobum Fabrum Stapulensem ; ...
In these essays Erasmus discusses popular concerns such as the relations between the sexes, celibacy, marriage, divorce, and how to live a good life.
Desiderius Erasmus, Guy Bedouelle, 1998
2
Quasars, Redshifts and Controversies
Contests the 'establishment' view of quasars as the most distant objects in the universe.
Halton C. Arp, 1988
3
Ciceronian Controversies
This Ciceronian controversy pervades the texts and letters collected for the first time in this volume.
JoAnn DellaNeva, 2007
4
Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies
You've heard the phrase, "You are what you eat"? This text gives you a better understanding of the phrase, and hits home the simple but obvious truth. You really are what you eat!
Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer, Leonard A. Piché, Eleanor Noss Whitney, 2012
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Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies
The Thirteenth Edition of this text dispels common misconceptions about nutrition, and equips you with a thorough understanding of important nutrition concepts and tools that empower you to make informed decisions about your own nutrition ...
Frances Sizer, Ellie Whitney, 2013
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Current Controversies on Family Violence
This volume includes chapters by academic and public policy researchers, therapists, lawyers, victim advocates and educators. Some of the controversies in the First Edition have been deleted while new ones have been added.
Donileen R. Loseke, Richard J. Gelles, Mary M. Cavanaugh, 2005
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Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating ...
Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing QuestionS≪/i> offers uniquely compelling and educational examinations of pivotal events and puzzling phenomena, from the earliest evidence of human activity to ...
Steven L. Danver, 2010
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Controversies in Neurosurgery
A world-class team of neurosurgeons tackles a broad spectrum of current neurosurgical issues in this unique book, where readers get practical advice and frank commentary on the pros and cons of numerous techniques and methods of approach.
Ossama Al-Mefty, T. C. Origitano, H. Louis Harkey, 1996
9
The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies
Collected essays analyze and evaluate the practice of capital punishment, and present arguments for and against it
Hugo Adam Bedau, 1998
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Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice
Does drug legalization offer a viable answer? This book provides a lively and thought-provoking account of some of the most pressing issues for policy makers and practitioners in the debate about drugs.
Neil McKeganey, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTROVERSIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term controversies is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sourav Ganguly: 12 controversies involving the man who changed …
Nishad Pai Vaidya lists 12 such controversies. Sourav Ganguly, born on July 8, 1972, is one of India's greatest captains. Ganguly was one of ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
2
QUIZ: Can you tell Kyrgios' controversies from Tomic's?
From Rod Laver and Roy Emerson to Pat Cash and Pat Rafter, Australia have produced their fair share of tennis greats and Grand Slam ... «Newstalk 106-108 fm, Jul 15»
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Chief O'Toole marks Year 1 as use of force controversies still loom …
It's been one year since Kathleen O'Toole was sworn into office as Seattle's first female Chief of Police. At the time, O'Toole laid out four themes ... «CHS Capitol Hill Seattle, Jul 15»
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Imran seeks to end controversies within PTI
Party chairman writes to Chairman of party's election tribunal, holding him responsible for engaging in a media campaign for “damaging the ... «Khaleej Times, Jul 15»
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Recalling Some Famous Ashes Controversies
Ashes700black The rivalry between Australia and England in the much-hyped Ashes Test series dates way back in history. The high-octane ... «Focus News, Jul 15»
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Luis Suarez inspires VAMPIRE children's book character after biting …
Luis Suarez 's biting controversies have seen him land a new role - as a VAMPIRE in a new children's book. Author Peter Barron was looking ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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BJP's Silence on Controversies Shows How It Treats Public Opinion …
New Delhi: Congress today kept up the attack on BJP over the recent run of controversies that have hit the party, saying that its silence on the ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
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Drunken stars to exes who clashed: IIFA shockers over the years!
Similarly there are controversies which surround star studded award functions. One of them is IIFA, which has encounters a number of ... «Daily Bhaskar, Jul 15»
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His silence is golden: Why Modi won't speak on controversies
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of DD Kisan Channel at a ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi in May 2015. (Sanjeev ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
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Kyrgios's Wimbledon controversies
His tournament was littered with controversies and run-ins with authority. "DIRTY SCUM": That was the phrase Kyrgios used on court during his ... «SBS, Jul 15»

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