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paradoxnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpær.ə.dɒks/  us   /ˈper.ə.dɑːks/
paradoxical
adjective uk   /ˌpær.əˈdɒk.sɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌper.əˈdɑːk.sɪ.kəl/
C2 It seems paradoxical to me, but if you drink a cup of hot tea it seems to cool you down.
paradoxically
adverb uk   /ˌpær.əˈdɒk.sɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌper.əˈdɑːk.sɪ.kəl.i/
The big thing in video equipment is, paradoxically, sound.
(Definition of paradox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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paradoxnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpær·əˌdɑks/
a statement or situation that may be true but seems impossible or difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics: It’s a strange paradox that people who say you shouldn’t criticize the government criticize it as soon as they disagree with it.
paradoxical
adjective  us   /ˌpær·əˈdɑk·sɪ·kəl/
a paradoxical quality
paradoxically
adverb  us   /ˌpær·əˈdɑk·sɪ·kli/
The hot thing in video equipment is, paradoxically, sound.
(Definition of paradox from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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