How to spell controversy in portuguese

In portuguese, the word controversy can be spelled:

  • n., pl. -sies.
    1. A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views. See synonyms at argument.
    2. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes: writers skilled at controversy.

    [Middle English controversie, from Latin contrōversia, from contrōversus, disputed : contrō- (variant of contrā, contra-) + versus, past participle of vertere, to turn.]

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