Word of the Day


par·​a·​dox | \ ˈper-ə-ˌdäks, ˈpa-rə- \
1 one (such as a person, situation, or action) having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases
2a a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true
2b a self-contradictory statement that at first seems true
2c an argument that apparently derives self-contradictory conclusions by valid deduction from acceptable premises
3 a tenet contrary to received opinion


The hope associated with buying a lottery ticket is a paradox, considering the odds against winning.


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