Definition of paradoxical
paradoxicalityplay \ˌper-ə-ˌdäk-si-ˈka-lə-tē, ˌpa-rə-\ noun
paradoxicallyplay \ˌper-ə-ˈdäk-si-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə-\ adverb
paradoxicalnessplay \ˌper-ə-ˈdäk-si-kəl-nəs, ˌpa-rə-\ noun
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Her take on the genre is a paradoxical blend of freshness and nostalgia, which makes sense considering her inspirations range from R&B veterans like Usher and Lauryn Hill to more contemporary artists like Frank Ocean.
Kagan noted that such a reading of the law could create paradoxical situations for would-be Americans seeking citizenship.
For 20-odd hours you’d been fed a generic tale of revenge, and then suddenly Monolith decided to upend Tolkien’s whole universe and create a (paradoxical) second One Ring.
The mosque attack, in which nine people were injured, has produced a paradoxical response.
Though Qataris and their emir remain defiant, the question is how to sustain an almost paradoxical existence.
Our 7-series seems to be affected by a paradoxical chassis tuning in which the suspension doesn’t provide enough body control, but the wheel impacts are too harsh.
In recent years, psychologists have learned that narcissism is actually on a spectrum in the general population, with all of us showing some level of at least two paradoxical dimensions: grandiosity and vulnerability.
That paradoxical quality may be visible in native son Christopher Columbus’s travel plans.
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