- having the nature of a paradox; self-contradictory.
- Medicine/Medical. not being the normal or usual kind: Stimulants are a paradoxical, albeit effective, medication used for certain forms of hyperactivity.
Origin of paradoxical
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Examples from the Web for paradoxically
Paradoxically, it will increase the risk that Ebola will spread in those countries and to other countries.They May Sound Like a Good Idea, But Travel Bans for Ebola Won’t Work
October 18, 2014
Paradoxically, it was never proved that Hart and Rice had sex.How Gary Hart Became the First Political Sex Scandal Casualty
October 1, 2014
Paradoxically, that strength has put us into a very vulnerable position.Is Democracy Doomed Abroad?
August 31, 2014
Paradoxically the world is holding Israel responsible for Hamas being unable to shoot straight.Numbers Don’t Tell the Mideast Story
July 10, 2014
This undertow, of violence and duplicitousness and frustration, paradoxically propels the book forward.Teju Cole’s Keen Eye Spares No One—Himself Included
July 9, 2014
So somebody has paradoxically defined it “a little big lake.”The Long Labrador Trail
But the atmosphere seemed, paradoxically enough, a handicap.Erik Dorn
"Well, you wouldn't if it hadn't happened to be you," said Ella paradoxically.The Coast of Chance
Paradoxically, artificial intelligence is, in part, doing exactly this.The Civilization of Illiteracy
There was no jubilation in his tone, but paradoxically a note of defeat.The Fifth Ace
Word Origin and History for paradoxically
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