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Meaning of PARADOXICAL

Pronunciation:  `paru'd√Ęksikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true; "it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking"
 

PARADOXICAL is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: incomprehensible, inexplicable, self-contradictory
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`a*dox"ic*al\, a.
1. Of the nature of a paradox.

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

 
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