What are some opposite words for paradox?

Antonyms for paradox
ˈpær əˌdɒks

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term paradox.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paradox(noun)

    (logic) a statement that contradicts itself

    "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"


  1. paradox(noun)

    reverse psychology, koan, riddle, enigma, quandary, contradiction, shocker, puzzle, juxtaposition

  2. paradox(noun)

    A self-contradictory statement, which can only be true if it is false, and vice versa.

    This sentence is false is a paradox.

    shocker, koan, puzzle, enigma, riddle, contradiction, quandary, juxtaposition, reverse psychology

  3. paradox(noun)

    A counterintuitive conclusion or outcome.

    It is an interesting paradox that drinking a lot of water can often make you feel thirsty.

    reverse psychology, contradiction, riddle, enigma, quandary, koan, shocker, juxtaposition, puzzle

  4. paradox(noun)

    A claim that two apparently contradictory ideas are true.

    Not having a fashion is a fashion; that's a paradox.

    juxtaposition, shocker, riddle, puzzle, quandary, enigma, koan, reverse psychology, contradiction

  5. paradox(noun)

    A person or thing having contradictory properties.

    He is a paradox; you would not expect him in that political party.

    enigma, riddle, juxtaposition, reverse psychology, koan, contradiction, shocker, puzzle, quandary

  6. paradox(noun)

    An unanswerable question or difficult puzzle, particularly one which leads to a deeper truth.

    quandary, puzzle, riddle, koan, enigma, juxtaposition, contradiction, shocker, reverse psychology

  7. paradox(noun)

    A statement which is difficult to believe, or which goes against general belief.

    reverse psychology, contradiction, quandary, riddle, enigma, puzzle, koan, juxtaposition, shocker

  8. paradox(noun)

    The use of counterintuitive or contradictory statements (paradoxes) in speech or writing.

    enigma, juxtaposition, shocker, quandary, riddle, puzzle, contradiction, koan, reverse psychology

  9. paradox(noun)

    A state in which one is logically compelled to contradict oneself.

    reverse psychology, quandary, shocker, contradiction, enigma, juxtaposition, koan, riddle, puzzle

  10. paradox(noun)

    The practice of giving instructions that are opposed to the therapist's actual intent, with the intention that the client will disobey or be unable to obey.

    riddle, reverse psychology, contradiction, quandary, juxtaposition, koan, shocker, enigma, puzzle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. paradox(n)

    Conundrum, a word of unknown origin, signifies some question or statement in which some hidden and fanciful resemblance is involved, the answer often depending upon a pun; an enigma is a dark saying; a paradox is a true statement that at first appears absurd or contradictory; a problem is something thrown out for solution; puzzle (from oppose) referred originally to the intricate arguments by which disputants opposed each other in the old philosophic schools. The riddle is an ambiguous or paradoxical statement with a hidden meaning to be guessed by the mental acuteness of the one to whom it is proposed; the riddle is not so petty as the conundrum, and may require much acuteness for its answer; a problem may require simply study and scholarship, as a problem in mathematics; a puzzle may be in something other than verbal statement, as a dissected map or any perplexing mechanical contrivance. Both enigma and puzzle may be applied to any matter difficult of answer or solution, enigma conveying an idea of greater dignity, puzzle applying to something more commonplace and mechanical; there are many dark enigmas in human life and in the course of providence; the location of a missing object is often a puzzle.

    answer, axiom, explanation, proposition, solution

    conundrum, enigma, problem, puzzle, riddle

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. paradox

    precept, proposition, axiom, truism, postulate

    contradiction, enigma, mystery, absurdity, ambiguity

How to use paradox in a sentence?

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    It is not so difficult a task to plant new truths, as to root out old errors for there is this paradox in men, they run after that which is new, but are prejudiced in favor of that which is old.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    So they the Government go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.

  3. Sren Kierkegaard:

    Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.

  4. Robert Cloninger:

    You’ve got this paradox of the people most likely to use it are the ones who are then going to be most vulnerable to its dangers.

  5. Paul Valery:

    The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

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