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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

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
Nikola Tesla

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

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

We could only solve our problems by cooperating with other countries. It would have been paradoxical not to cooperate. And therefore we needed to put an end to the Iron Curtain, to change the nature of international relations, to rid them of ideological confrontation, and particularly to end the arms race.
Mikhail Gorbachev

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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