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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paradoxical, self-contradictory(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. paradoxical(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    self-contradictory, oxymoronic

    Antonyms:
    self-consistent, self-evident

  2. paradoxical(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. paradoxical(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ironic, specious, contradictory, paradox, self-contradictory, paradoxes, bizarre, strange

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. Lars Eidinger:

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

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Patience like wine over time, you will experience the rich taste of detail. 2. Gene transformation shapes thinking and the future. 3. A lonely person is like the restless soul of reality, an ever wandering spirit in the eternal darkness of despair in the cosmic void of loneliness, meeting the dawns of the twilight of sorrow. 4. A race of smiles or a race called: Smile. This is my fantastic race of vision that you see in my many drawings. Their smiles as a symbol of awareness are something absolutely brilliant. 5. Forgiveness is better than eternal anger, which everyone does not care about. 6. Oblivion is the insidious essence of progress. 7. Civilization is when a wild wolf becomes an obedient dog of the system. 8. Laziness is an adverse reaction to the artificial system of society. 9. Truth plunges into loneliness. 10. Atmosphere is the basis and essence of any kind of art. 11. Eternity is the funeral of logic. 12. The sound of death is a small Chinese gong of death, like the sound of a dying inevitability of the heart. Filled with a deep drama of a panting breathing in the last breaths of the air of life. It was as if they had put a bag on his head for strangulation. Like a leap into the inevitability of the emptiness of a new reality of immersion in the darkness of eternity. 13. Aliens live for millennia, thousands of life experiences. But even they don’t understand our paradoxical logic of why people still hang each other on meat hooks in memory refrigerators, which have everything from love to hate. 14. Laughter through pain and depression, like a through wound from a bullet and you feel relief. Pain will give you much more awareness and experience than pleasure. 15. A person lives too little because of the time frame of the body; there is little to understand himself, life. Problems accelerate the mind hundreds of millennia onward without consciousness and awareness, and the brain depletes itself in the false illusions of the illusory traps of the deception of the false truth of egoism. 16. Progress is an inevitability in which culture will turn into a polite formality. But because of money, this progress is slowed down because everyone makes no discoveries, almost everyone is waiting for a salary. 17. We are surrounded by anomalous thinking of rationality, and the paranormal paradoxes of egoism between the lines of everyday life. 18. The Universe is a radio and only a few have tuned their brain radio waves with this endless source of genius. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. 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" )

  4. Arnold J. Toynbee:

    It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Interesting aspect of human psyche is that we are, deep inside, not afraid of our inadequacies. Our deepest and innermost fears are surprisingly associated with our own abilities and powers. It is our light that often dazzles us, and frightens us to the core, than our darkness. Paradoxical as it may seem, many people get concerned, deep inside and not outwardly, for being perceived as brilliant, beautiful, genius, talented, gorgeous and extraordinary. When we realize and accept that we all are God's creations, and that we all carry the same divine spark within us, all our deepest fears disappear, either of our abilities or of our inadequacies.....and then there is no more darkness, but the shimmering bright light of happiness and equality all along.


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