- of, having the nature of, or expressing a paradox or paradoxes
- fond of using paradoxes
- seemingly full of contradictions
The definition of paradoxical is full of contradictions.
An example of a paradoxical phrase is the phrase "pain for pleasure" because it contains two opposing ideas.
- Weight, however paradoxical it may appear, is necessary to flight.
- He was not only paradoxical to the verge of craziness, but intolerant to the verge of bigotry.
- But that space and time, matter and cause should owe their origin to the action of the mind has always seemed paradoxical to common sense.
- The chief argument against this is that it seems paradoxical to think of Africa rather than Rome as the home of the first Latin version; but it must be remembered that Roman Christianity was originally Greek, and that the beginnings of a Latin church in Rome seem to be surprisingly late.
- Nevertheless his reaction does not in this case really carry him beyond the ground of Schopenhauerian philosophy, and his own may perhaps be most truly regarded as the paradoxical development of an inverted Schopenhauerism.