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paradoxical

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adjective par·a·dox·i·cal \ˌper-ə-ˈdäk-si-kəl, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of paradoxical

  1. 1 a :  of the nature of a paradox b :  inclined to paradoxes

  2. 2 :  not being the normal or usual kind <a paradoxical pulse> <paradoxical drug reactions>

par·a·dox·i·cal·i·ty play \-ˌdäk-si-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
par·a·dox·i·cal·ly play \-ˈdäk-si-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
par·a·dox·i·cal·ness play \-kəl-nəs\ noun


1598

First Known Use of paradoxical

1598


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paradoxical

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adjective par·a·dox·i·cal \ˌpar-ə-ˈdäk-si-kəl\

Medical Definition of paradoxical

  1. :  not being the normal or usual kind <a paradoxical embolism>



Variants of paradoxical

also par·a·dox·ic \-sik\play

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