What Is a Paradox? (Definition and Examples)

What Is a Paradox? (Definition and Examples)

A paradox is a statement or a concept that seems to be self-contradictory. In Logic, a paradox is a statement that contradicts itself absolutely. In everyday language, a paradoxical statement might only seem contradictory; it could well be sound. For example: In everyday language, paradoxical expressions can be impactful and memorable. Your audience will enjoy working out for themselves why your words are true despite their seemingly contradictory nature.

Examples of Paradox (Everyday)

Here are some more examples of everyday paradox. These are paradoxical statements that might be accurate.

Examples of Paradox (Logic)

Here are some more examples of paradox. These are paradoxical statements that are genuinely self-contradictory.

An Oxymoron Is a Paradox

An oxymoron is a combination seemingly contradictory words. An oxymoron is typically a two-word construction. An oxymoron is a paradox. Here are some examples of oxymorons:

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