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paradoxes

[ par-uh-doks ]SEE DEFINITION OF paradoxes

Synonyms for paradoxes

  • absurdity
  • ambiguity
  • anomaly
  • enigma
  • inconsistency
  • mystery
  • oddity
  • catch
  • error
  • mistake
  • nonsense
  • opposite
  • reverse
  • Catch-22
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Antonyms for paradoxes

  • normality
  • regularity
  • standard
  • usualness
  • accuracy
  • certainty
  • correction
  • same
  • success
  • truth
  • understanding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARADOXES

The effect of the paradoxes of Zeno extended far beyond the Eleatic circle.

A hint has been already given that the paradoxes of Zeno admitted of a higher application.

But they appear to him, as he says in the Philebus also, to be rather truisms than paradoxes.

He is active and able, with nothing wrong about him except his paradoxes.

How then comes the history of astronomy among the paradoxes?

Among the essays of Morhof is one on the "Paradoxes of the Senses."

He did much for astronomy, but not much for the Budget of Paradoxes.

There are two works of his by which he was known, apart from his paradoxes.

For our faith, as it has been said, is a religion of paradoxes.

Because his conformation makes him utter nothing but paradoxes.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "statement contrary to common belief or expectation," from Middle French paradoxe (14c.) and directly from Latin paradoxum "paradox, statement seemingly absurd yet really true," from Greek paradoxon, noun use of neuter of adjective paradoxos "contrary to expectation, incredible," from para- "contrary to" (see para- (1)) + doxa "opinion," from dokein "to appear, seem, think" (see decent). Meaning "statement that is seemingly self-contradictory yet not illogical or obviously untrue" is from 1560s.

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