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  1. paradoxicaladjective

    Synonyms:
    self-contradictory, oxymoronic

    Antonyms:
    self-consistent, self-evident

  2. paradoxicaladjective

    Having self-contradictory properties.

    Synonyms:
    oxymoronic, self-contradictory

    Antonyms:
    self-consistent, self-evident

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. paradoxical

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. paradoxical

    Synonyms:
    contradictory, absurd, enigmatical, mysterious

    Antonyms:
    self-evident, axiomatic, lucid, obvious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paradoxical, self-contradictoryadjective

    seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true

    "it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking"

    Synonyms:
    contradictory, at odds(p), conflicting, self-contradictory

    Antonyms:
    explicable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. paradoxicaladjective

    Synonyms:
    absurd (to appearance, yet conformable to fact), incredible, puzzling, inconceivable

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. paradoxical

    Synonyms:
    Paradoxic Note: Both terms are in active use and the choice is commonly dictated by euphonics

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How to use paradoxical in a sentence?

  1. Bruno Valentini:

    It's paradoxical that after Brexit, Europe's banking authorities are effectively helping destabilize the market by opposing Italy's attempt to strengthen the financial system and safeguard its customers.

  2. T. S. Eliot:

    So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good so far as we do evil or good, we are human and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing at least we exist.

  3. De Watteville:

    Right now we are in a situation that is both delicate and paradoxical.

  4. Lars Eidinger:

    However paradoxical it sounds I feel more like me when I play a role.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    When one has ended up in a frustrating situation, trapped by paradoxical rules and lost in unsolvable logic puzzles, time comes to break free from a corporeal prison and head for new horizons. ( "Corporeal prison" )


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