Paradoxically
Paradoxical Par`a*dox"ic*al (p[a^]r`[.a]*d[o^]ks"[i^]*kal), a. 1. Of the nature of a paradox. [1913 Webster]

2. Inclined to paradoxes, or to tenets or notions contrary to received opinions. --Southey. [1913 Webster] -- {Par`a*dox"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Par`a*dox"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • paradoxically — par|a|dox|i|cally [ˌpærəˈdɔksıkli US ˈda:k ] adv in a way that is surprising because it is the opposite of what you would expect ▪ Paradoxically, the prohibition of liquor caused an increase in alcoholism …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paradoxically — par|a|dox|i|cal|ly [ ,perə daksıkli ] adverb used for saying that something is strange because it is the opposite of what you expect: Paradoxically, it is their differences that bring them closer to each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paradoxically — adverb in a way that is surprising because it is the opposite of what you would expect: Paradoxically, the prohibition of liquor caused an increase in alcoholism …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • paradoxically — UK [ˌpærəˈdɒksɪklɪ] / US [ˌperəˈdɑksɪklɪ] adverb used for saying that something is strange because it is the opposite of what you expect Paradoxically, it is their differences that bring them closer to each other …   English dictionary

  • paradoxically — paradox ► NOUN 1) a seemingly absurd or self contradictory statement or proposition that may in fact be true. 2) a person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities. DERIVATIVES paradoxical adjective paradoxically adverb. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • paradoxically — adverb in a paradoxical manner (Freq. 5) paradoxically, ice ages seem to occur when the sun gets hotter • Derived from adjective: ↑paradoxical …   Useful english dictionary

  • paradoxically — adverb see paradoxical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paradoxically — See paradoxical. * * * …   Universalium

  • paradoxically — adverb In a paradoxical manner; so as to create a paradox …   Wiktionary

  • paradoxically — adv. illogically, in a way that negates itself, in a self contradictory manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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