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par·a·dox

 (păr′ə-dŏks′)
n.
1. A statement that seems to contradict itself but may nonetheless be true: the paradox that standing is more tiring than walking.
2. A person, thing, or situation that exhibits inexplicable or contradictory aspects: "The silence of midnight, to speak truly, though apparently a paradox, rung in my ears" (Mary Shelley).
3. A statement that is self-contradictory or logically untenable, though based on a valid deduction from acceptable premises.

[Latin paradoxum, from Greek paradoxon, from neuter sing. of paradoxos, conflicting with expectation : para-, beyond; see para-1 + doxa, opinion (from dokein, to think; see dek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

par′a·dox′i·cal adj.
par′a·dox′i·cal·ly adv.
par′a·dox′i·cal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.paradoxical - seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true; "it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking"
incomprehensible, inexplicable - incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"

paradoxical

adjective contradictory, inconsistent, impossible, puzzling, absurd, baffling, riddling, ambiguous, improbable, confounding, enigmatic, illogical, equivocal, oracular It seems paradoxical that some people who claim to be animal lovers still promote fox-hunting.
Translations
تناقُضي
paradoxní
paradox
òverstæîu-; mótsagnakenndur
paradoxný
çelişkiliparadoksal

paradoxical

[ˈpærəˈdɒksɪkəl] ADJparadójico

paradoxical

[ˌpærəˈdɒksɪkəl] adjparadoxal(e)

paradoxical

adjparadox; personwidersprüchlich

paradoxical

[ˌpærəˈdɒksɪkl] adjparadossale

paradox

(ˈpӕrədoks) noun
a statement etc that seems to contradict itself but which is nevertheless true. If your birthday is on February 29 you could state the paradox that you are thirteen years old although you have only had three birthdays.
ˌparaˈdoxical adjective
ˌparaˈdoxically adverb

paradoxical

adj paradójico
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