Language terms

paradox
(n)
PA-rǝ-dox
Meaning

1. a statement, concept, or thing that is self-contradictory or apparently so

1st Sample Sentence

1. "I am lying" is a famous paradox.

2nd Meaning

2. a person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities

2nd Sample Sentence

2. It might be said that a comatose person is a living paradox, since at one and the same time he seems to be both dead and alive.

Root

para (contrary to)#dokein (to seem good) (Greek)

Mnemonics

you are unique but "everybody is unique". this is a paradox

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