英 ['kɒntrəvɜːsɪ; kən'trɒvəsɪ]
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1、contro- + vers- + -y.
2、含义：turned in an opposite direction, disputed, turned against.
- controversy: see verse
- controversy (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French controversie or directly from Latin controversia, from controversus "turned in an opposite direction, disputed, turned against," from contra- "against" (see contra) + versus (see verse).
- 1. Legislation to that effect created fierce controversy both in Parliament and outside.
- 2. Cabinet ministers signalled their determination to tough out the controversy.
- 3. He was a showman, an extrovert who revelled in controversy.
- 4. It's brought to the surface a much wider controversy.
- 5. The speech has resulted in a firestorm of controversy.
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