English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- ý kiến ngược đời
- (triết học) nghịch biện
- (toán học) nghịch lý
- ngược đời, vật ngược đời
Advanced English dictionary
1 [C] a person, thing or situation that has two opposite features and therefore seems strange: He was a paradox-a loner who loved to chat to strangers. + It is a curious paradox that professional comedians often have unhappy personal lives.
2 [C, U] a statement containing two opposite ideas that make it seem impossible or unlikely, although it is probably true; the use of this in writing: 'More haste, less speed' is a well-known paradox. + It's a work full of paradox and ambiguity.
paradoxical adjective: It is paradoxical that some of the poorest people live in some of the richest areas of the country.
paradoxically adverb: Paradoxically, the less she ate, the fatter she got.
contradiction, self-contradiction, incongruity, inconsistency, absurdity, ambiguity, enigma, puzzle, mystery, quandary, problem, dilemma:
Can you explain away Zeno's paradox of Achilles and the tortoise? The paradox was that although it was Edward's fifth birthday, he was 20 years old.
apparent | central | curious
VERB + PARADOX
The facts pose something of a paradox.
| explain, resolve
The paradox about time is that it seems to go faster as we become older and less active.
| ~ between
the paradox between the real and the ideal
| ~ in
the paradox in the relationship between creativity and psychosis
by a curious paradox
By a curious paradox, the team became less motivated the more games it won.
Concise English dictionary
+(logic) a statement that contradicts itself