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paradox

US [ˈperəˌdɑks]
UK [ˈpærədɒks]
  • n.悖论;矛盾的人(或事物、情况);似非而是的隽语;悖论修辞
  • Web吊诡;似非而是的论点;自相矛盾的话
Plural Form:paradoxes  
paradox
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n.
1.
[c]
矛盾的人(或事物、情况)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.
他真是个矛盾人物,生性孤僻却又喜欢和陌生人闲聊。
It is a curious paradox that professional comedians often have unhappy personal lives.
这真是个奇怪的矛盾现象:职业喜剧演员的私人生活往往并不快乐。
2.
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似非而是的隽语;悖论;悖论修辞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.
“欲速则不达”是人们熟知的似非而是的隽语。
It's a work full of paradox and ambiguity.
这部作品充满了似非而是及模棱两可之处。

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