paradoxically


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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 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:
Adv.1.paradoxically - in a paradoxical manner; "paradoxically, ice ages seem to occur when the sun gets hotter"
Translations
بِصورَة مُتناقِضَه
paradoxně
paradox módon
á òverstæîukenndan hátt
paradoxalmente
paradoxne
çelişkili bir şekildeparadoksal olarak

paradoxically

[ˌpærəˈdɒksɪkəlɪ] ADVparadójicamente

paradoxically

[ˌpærəˈdɒksɪkəli] advparadoxalement

paradoxically

advparadoxerweise; wordedparadox

paradoxically

[ˌpærəˈdɒksɪklɪ] advparadossalmente

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
References in classic literature ?
For, if you reflect a moment, you will see that, while it is easy to choose what virtues we would have our wife possess, it is all but impossible to imagine those faults we would desire in her, which I think most lovers would admit add piquancy to the loved one, that fascinating wayward imperfection which paradoxically makes her perfect.
As I endeavored, during the brief minute of my original survey, to form some analysis of the meaning conveyed, there arose confusedly and paradoxically within my mind, the ideas of vast mental power, of caution, of penuriousness, of avarice, of coolness, of malice, of blood thirstiness, of triumph, of merriment, of excessive terror, of intense - of supreme despair.
Often already, during the fortnight that he had passed under her roof, when she enquired how he meant to spend his afternoon, he had answered paradoxically: "Oh, I think for a change I'll just save it instead of spending it--" and once, when she and May had had to go on a long-postponed round of afternoon calls, he had confessed to having lain all the afternoon under a rock on the beach below the house.
I should have liked nothing better than a reasonably good excuse to punch his head; yet, paradoxically, I was ashamed of myself for harboring him any ill will.
Nevertheless, to speak paradoxically, the existence of insignificant people has very important consequences in the world.
The old gentleman, who loved to assist women, turned Mademoiselle Cormon's sayings into wit by sustaining them paradoxically, and he often covered the retreat so well that it seemed as if the good woman had said nothing silly.
Perhaps paradoxically, the author finds the most affinity with Shakespeare among an Ethiopian audience, paradoxically as this was the only country not colonised by the British and the only non-Swahili nation.
On this episode of Reveal, we explain how an attempt to boost diversity in Texas colleges could, paradoxically, end affirmative action.
PARADOXICALLY SPEAKING A quay is a place where ships unload, A key strikes a note on a keyboard.
Paradoxically counterproductive, the proposal represents a special challenge to the academy.
'Paradoxically, some of the operators, former monopolies, who benefit from this tax advantage at home are now expanding across Europe and facing and complaining about unequal tax treatment in these new markets,' noted the Commission.
And yet, Blue Arabesque is profoundly intimate: "[Memoir's] great intimacy (the display of perception)," Hampl's professor-self explains, "paradoxically reveals its essential impersonality.