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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief. Also: A statement that seems to contradict itself or seems false, but that may be true in fact.

Usage examples (39)
  • It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first.
  • "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false
  • "Quite naturally, in the literature they don't use the term paradox, of course."
  • I know this paradox is apparent everywhere, but it does not make it any less important to address. for more
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