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paradoxical Line breaks: para|dox¦ical
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈdɒksɪk(ə)l/

Definition of paradoxical in English:


Seemingly absurd or self-contradictory: by glorifying the acts of violence they achieve the paradoxical effect of making them trivial
More example sentences
  • Both appear to have a paradoxical effect of either increasing or decreasing the stress response.
  • It would be paradoxical to advocate an inquiry into inquiries, but we can begin to see criteria that will make them more likely to succeed.
  • It is also about the paradoxical tension between human freedom and divine providence.
contradictory, self-contradictory, inconsistent, incongruous, anomalous, conflicting;
improbable, impossible, odd, illogical, confusing, absurd, puzzling, baffling, bewildering, incomprehensible, inexplicable
rare oxymoronic

Words that rhyme with paradoxical

upcycle • Popsicle • versicle
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