Definition of paradoxical in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌperəˈdäksək(ə)l/


Seemingly absurd or self-contradictory: by glorifying the acts of violence they achieve the paradoxical effect of making them trivial
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  • 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;
illogical, puzzling, baffling, incomprehensible, inexplicable

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Syllabification: par·a·dox·i·cal

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