paradoxical
adjective Date: 1598 1. a. of the nature of a paradox b. inclined to paradoxes 2. not being the normal or usual kind <
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paradoxicality nounparadoxically adverbparadoxicalness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(to appearance, yet conformable to fact), , , ,


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  • paradoxical — [par΄ə däk′si kəl] adj. 1. of, having the nature of, or expressing a paradox or paradoxes 2. fond of using paradoxes 3. seemingly full of contradictions paradoxically adv. paradoxicalness n …   English World dictionary

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