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synonyms for paradox

  • absurdity
  • ambiguity
  • anomaly
  • enigma
  • inconsistency
  • mystery
  • oddity
  • catch
  • error
  • mistake
  • nonsense
  • opposite
  • reverse
  • Catch-22
See also synonyms for: paradoxes / paradoxical

antonyms for paradox

MOST RELEVANT
  • normality
  • regularity
  • standard
  • usualness
  • accuracy
  • certainty
  • correction
  • same
  • success
  • truth
  • understanding
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How to use paradox in a sentence

It offers, to those who see it aright, the most perplexing industrial paradox ever presented in the history of mankind.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
But in reality this paradox of value is the most fundamental proposition in economic science.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
It was the spiritual way, whose method and secret lie in that subtle paradox: Yield to conquer.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
But it was a strange paradox, that precisely the depth of his love for her made him willing to think of losing her.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
But this very paradox leads to the real principle of generalization concerning the properties of numbers.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
Nevertheless, Hollister had moments when he felt that he would hate her if she did,—a paradox he could not understand.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
They are active drones, to speak with paradox, in the great hive of human energy.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
That admirable literature should come from Chicago is of itself a paradox.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
All contrary opinion will be for ever considered as a paradox or as the most boring of sexual aberrations.
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
That problem seems to have had its origin in the paradox that progress at retail does not insure progress at wholesale.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PARADOX

  • contradiction
  • dilemma
  • lose-lose
  • paradox
  • quagmire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.