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"

Wiktionary

  1. paradox(noun)

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

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

  2. paradox(noun)

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

  3. paradox(noun)

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

  4. paradox(noun)

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

  5. paradox(noun)

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

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

  6. paradox(noun)

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

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

  7. paradox(noun)

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

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

  8. paradox(noun)

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

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

  9. 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.

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

  10. paradox(noun)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Antonyms:
    answer, axiom, explanation, proposition, solution

    Synonyms:
    conundrum, enigma, problem, puzzle, riddle

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. paradox

    Antonyms:
    precept, proposition, axiom, truism, postulate

    Synonyms:
    contradiction, enigma, mystery, absurdity, ambiguity

How to use paradox in a sentence?

  1. Denis Villeneuve:

    In contradiction and paradox, you can find truth.

  2. Sorin Cerin:

    To be is the greatest paradox of life facing death.

  3. Kedar Joshi:

    The world is a contradiction; the universe a paradox.

  4. Sren Kierkegaard:

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

  5. Author Unknown:

    The greatest paradox of them all is to speak of "civilized warfare."

How to pronounce paradox?

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How to say paradox in sign language?

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