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Definition of Paradoxical


  1. Of the nature of a paradox.
  2. Inclined to paradoxes, or to tenets or notions contrary to received opinions.

Paradoxical Quotations

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Erich Fromm

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
Lao Tzu

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
Leo Buscaglia

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Bertrand Russell

It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.
Andy Rooney
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Paradoxical Translations

paradoxical in Dutch is paradoxaal
paradoxical in French is paradoxal
paradoxical in German is paradox
paradoxical in Hungarian is paradox
paradoxical in Italian is paradossale
paradoxical in Portuguese is paradoxo

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