Synonyms for paradox

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-doks
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌdɒks

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Définition of paradox

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.
  • noun contradiction, puzzle
Example sentences :
  • The whole is a ruin, yet intact, if I may be pardoned the paradox.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Paradox alone could hint the condition of her mind just then.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • Are you saying this as a paradox, Dionysodorus; or do you seriously maintain no man to be ignorant?
  • Extract from : « Euthydemus » by Plato
  • A paradox this to Maimon, and roundly denied as impossible when he first heard of it.
  • Extract from : « Dreamers of the Ghetto » by I. Zangwill
  • To a Frenchman, everything is a platitude that is not a paradox.
  • Extract from : « The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly » by Charles James Lever
  • This sounds like a paradox; yet it will be found to be true.
  • Extract from : « Cursory Observations on the Poems Attributed to Thomas Rowley (1782) » by Edmond Malone
  • I do not know if this be a paradox, I know that it is a truth.
  • Extract from : « The Soul of a People » by H. Fielding
  • The union of beauty and tragedy may be a paradox, but no reader can miss its power.
  • Extract from : « The Legacy of Greece » by Various
  • Thus we find the paradox of armed men in battle, but without armour.
  • Extract from : « The Legacy of Greece » by Various
  • Which is not the only paradox connected with the descendants of Africans of which I have heard.
  • Extract from : « The Gypsies » by Charles G. Leland

Antonyms for paradox

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