Origin of paradox
OTHER WORDS FROM paradoxpar·a·dox·i·cal, par·a·dox·al, adjectivepar·a·dox·ol·o·gy, noun
Words nearby paradox
How to use paradox in a sentence
The only paradox is that till 35 years ago, this view of the indigenous plant and its psychotropic by-products was not viewed as a crime.
So there’s another paradox there, which is that language maintains as well as creates.Talking Is Throwing Fictional Worlds at One Another - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Kevin Berger|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
The modern resolution to the paradox contains some subtleties, but it does indeed mostly come down to the fact that we do not live in an endless and unchanging universe.The Universe Has Made Almost All the Stars It Will Ever Make - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Caleb Scharf|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
You might think you could just posit some extra axiom, use it to prove G, and resolve the paradox.
My mother taught me that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and this paradox has been useful while dealing with both high school and workplace politics.“Paradox” vs. “Oxymoron”: How To Tell The (Seemingly Similar) Difference|Lauren Levy|July 7, 2020|Everything After Z
But I feel like films are uniquely suited towards addressing paradox, recursiveness, and worlds-within-worlds.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind|Marlow Stern|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To appreciate the Palmer paradox, it's important to understand that Palmer's childhood and young adulthood were dichotomous.
“Maybe we need a new category other than theism, atheism or agnosticism that takes paradox and unknowing into account,” he writes.
But Washington was a prisoner to its paradox of an Iraq policy.
As a result of this paradox, the Iraq policy process ground to a halt at the very moment that ISIS was on the rise.
It offers, to those who see it aright, the most perplexing industrial paradox ever presented in the history of mankind.
But in reality this paradox of value is the most fundamental proposition in economic science.
It was the spiritual way, whose method and secret lie in that subtle paradox: Yield to conquer.The Wave|Algernon 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 Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
But this very paradox leads to the real principle of generalization concerning the properties of numbers.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for paradox
Derived forms of paradoxparadoxical, adjectiveparadoxically, adverb
Word Origin for paradox
Medical definitions for paradox
Other words from paradoxpar′a•dox′i•cal adj.
Cultural definitions for paradox
A statement that seems contradictory or absurd but is actually valid or true. According to one proverbial paradox, we must sometimes be cruel in order to be kind. Another form of paradox is a statement that truly is contradictory and yet follows logically from other statements that do not seem open to objection. If someone says, “I am lying,” for example, and we assume that his statement is true, it must be false. The paradox is that the statement “I am lying” is false if it is true.