paradox

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paradox /ˈperəˌdɑːks/ noun
plural paradoxes
paradox
/ˈperəˌdɑːks/
noun
plural paradoxes
Learner's definition of PARADOX
[count]
: something (such as a situation) that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible
: someone who does two things that seem to be opposite to each other or who has qualities that are opposite
[count] : a statement that seems to say two opposite things but that may be true
[noncount] : the use of such statements in writing or speech

— paradoxical

/ˌperəˈdɑːksɪkəl/ adjective [more paradoxical; most paradoxical]

— paradoxically

/ˌperəˈdɑːksɪkli/ adverb
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