in a self-contradictory or seemingly self-contradictory way: Paradoxically, the more we know, the more we identify an increasing number of questions to which we as yet have no answers.
- non·par·a·dox·i·cal·ly, adverb
- ul·tra·par·a·dox·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·par·a·dox·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use paradoxically in a sentence
In “Free Guy,” Reynolds takes center stage as a bank teller in an online game who paradoxically develops autonomy only after he realizes — shades of “The Matrix” — that he has no autonomy.12 summer movies that just might get you off the couch and into the theater | Michael O'Sullivan | June 3, 2021 | Washington Post
The vaccine appears to boost immunity in some situations, but paradoxically, BCG may also calm an overactive immune system.A repurposed TB vaccine shows early promise against diseases like diabetes and MS | Amanda B. Keener | June 2, 2021 | Science News
Economists initially observed that, somewhat paradoxically, economic growth did not reliably increase a country’s happiness.COVID-19 Reminded Us Of Just How Unequal America Is | Neil Lewis Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) | March 29, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
That’s especially true given that some researchers think that constantly trying to avoid boredom paradoxically makes you more bored.
Bush argues that Goths’ success in aging has a lot to do with their ability to juggle opposing, seemingly paradoxical energies.Do ‘elder Goths’ hold the secret to aging successfully? | David Walter | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Yet for a vivid decade or so, sleaze was, somewhat paradoxically, a force for literacy and empowerment.
That reactivity paradoxically is what makes its sudden coming and going mysterious.
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 | Abby Haglage | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
paradoxically, it was never proved that Hart and Rice had sex.How Gary Hart Became the First Political Sex Scandal Casualty | Lloyd Grove | October 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
paradoxically, that strength has put us into a very vulnerable position.
Bierce, paradoxically, combined the bizarre in substance, the severely restrained and compressed in form.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
"I'm too Irish for that," he said, rather paradoxically, I thought.My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan
So the joy that the singer gave out went to gladden the world, and that which she gave, paradoxically enough, remained with her.Spirit and Music | H. Ernest Hunt
Disintegration itself—in a paradoxically pathetic attempt at reconstruction—had built Glendale.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete | Winston Churchill
Sometimes, in those conversations, she was somewhat paradoxically impelled to defend her sister.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete | Winston Churchill