how to pronounce paradox


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paradox is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of paradox in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but that was the paradox Coolidge was a …”

meanings of paradox


  1. A state in which one is logically compelled to contradict oneself.
  2. A statement which is difficult to believe, or which goes against general belief.
  3. A claim that two apparently contradictory ideas are true.
  4. A counterintuitive conclusion or outcome.
  5. The use of counterintuitive or contradictory statements (paradoxes) in speech or writing.
  6. A thing involving contradictory yet interrelated elements that exist simultaneously and persist over time.
  7. An apparently self-contradictory statement, which can only be true if it is false, and vice versa.
  8. The practice of giving instructions that are opposed to the therapist's actual intent, with the intention that the client will disobey or be unable to obey.
  9. A person or thing having contradictory properties.
  10. An unanswerable question or difficult puzzle, particularly one which leads to a deeper truth.

paradox frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word paradox occurs in english on average 3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics paradox can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that paradox can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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