Meaning of PARADOXICAL in English

PARADOXICAL

If something is ~, it involves two facts or qualities which seem to contradict each other.

Some sedatives produce the ~ effect of making the person more anxious...

ADJ

~ly

Paradoxically, the less you have to do the more you may resent the work that does come your way.

ADV: usu ADV with cl/group, ADV with v

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