An example of a controversy is a fight between two famous parents in a custody battle.
Writers skilled at controversy.
Origin of controversy
- Middle English controversie from Latin contrōversia from contrōversus disputed contrō- (variant of contrā contra-) versus past participle of vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French controversie, from Latin controversia (“debate, contention, controversy”), from controversus (“turned in an opposite direction”).