stir controversy


stir controversy
arouse dispute, incite argument

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • controversy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, major ▪ bitter, fierce (esp. BrE), heated, intense, raging ▪ g …   Collocations dictionary

  • stir — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 action of stirring ADJECTIVE ▪ good (esp. BrE) VERB + STIR ▪ give sth ▪ Give the mixture a good stir. 2 general excitement or shock ADJECTIVE …   Collocations dictionary

  • stir — I. verb (stirred; stirring) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English styrian; akin to Old High German stōren to scatter Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to cause an especially slight movement or change of position of b. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • controversy — n. 1) to arouse, cause, fuel, stirrup (a) controversy 2) to settle a controversy 3) a bitter, furious, heated, lively controversy 4) a controversy about, over 5) a controversy between, with * * * [ kɒntrəvɜːsɪ] cause fuel …   Combinatory dictionary

  • controversy */*/ — UK [ˈkɒntrəvɜː(r)sɪ] / UK [kənˈtrɒvə(r)sɪ] / US [ˈkɑntrəˌvɜrsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms controversy : singular controversy plural controversies a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people …   English dictionary

  • controversy — con|tro|ver|sy [ kantrə,vɜrsi ] noun count or uncount ** a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about: The election ended in controversy, with allegations of widespread vote… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stir up — phr verb Stir up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑agitation, ↑anger, ↑animosity, ↑controversy, ↑emotion, ↑feeling, ↑hatred, ↑interest, ↑memory, ↑trouble, ↑unrest …   Collocations dictionary

  • raise controversy — stir up debate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Twain–Ament indemnities controversy — The Twain–Ament indemnities controversy was a major cause célèbre in the United States of America in 1901 as a consequence of the published reactions of American humorist Mark Twain to reports of Rev. William Scott Ament and other missionaries… …   Wikipedia

  • Tantri controversy — is a controversy surrounding one of the three chief priests of Sabarimala Sri. Kantararu Mohanaru, in which he was entangled in a scandal involving politics, sex, and conspiracy. The crux of the incident is that he was caught/photographed in a… …   Wikipedia


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