un paradoxal

paradoxical

[par-uh-dok-si-kuhl]
adjective
1.
having the nature of a paradox; self-contradictory.
2.
Medicine/Medical. not being the normal or usual kind: Stimulants are a paradoxical, albeit effective, medication used for certain forms of hyperactivity.
Sometimes, paradoxal.


Origin:
paradox + -ical

paradoxically, adverb
paradoxicalness, paradoxicality, noun
nonparadoxical, adjective
nonparadoxically, adverb
nonparadoxicalness, noun
ultraparadoxical, adjective
ultraparadoxically, adverb
unparadoxal, adjective
unparadoxical, adjective
unparadoxically, adverb
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paradoxical
1580s, from paradox. Competing forms were paradoxal (1560s), paradoxial (1620s), but they survive in niches, if at all.
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