Meaning of PARADOXICAL in English


| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|däksə̇kəl, -sēk- adjective


a. : of the nature of a paradox

the paradoxical theory that ice ages occur as the sun gets hotter — R.W.Murray

in the paradoxical heart of all of us is the perennial longing to be what we are not — J.L.Lowes

however paradoxical it may look at first sight, idealism … is actually nearer to common sense than is materialism — C.H.Whiteley

introvert with a strong and paradoxical sympathy for his fellowman — J.C.Cort

b. : inclined to paradoxes

2. : not being the normal or usual kind

paradoxical embolism

paradoxical pulse

• par·a·dox·i·cal·i·ty ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈkaləd.ē, -ətē, -i noun -es

• par·a·dox·i·cal·ly | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|däksə̇k(ə)lē, -sēk-, -li adverb

• par·a·dox·i·cal·ness ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷sə̇kəlnə̇s, -sēk- noun -es

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