Definition of paradoxically in English:

paradoxically

adverb

  • In a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory way.

    sentence adverb ‘the strength of capitalism is, paradoxically, also its weakness’
    • ‘Paradoxically, she both benefited from and was threatened by these collections.’
    • ‘The sky becomes a flat cut-out shape which paradoxically appears to dissolve the more solid forms of skyscrapers on either side.’
    • ‘Paradoxically, considering the elaborate strategies for secluding the house, privacy disappears at night.’
    • ‘Somewhat paradoxically, the first 'death' seems to mark Jane's psychic birth, the beginning of her struggle to identify herself.’
    • ‘She paradoxically attacks her children to preserve them from enslavement.’
    • ‘Paradoxically, the number of use patent claims is almost inverse to the number of scientific papers published on each issue.’
    • ‘Paradoxically, in order to preserve her vision, Lucy must shut it down.’
    • ‘Each panel has a visual autonomy that, paradoxically, enhances the painting's sense of unity.’
    • ‘The dog paradoxically calls our attention to the hat floating above its head.’
    • ‘In the West, paradoxically, zoning laws were the last line of defence against the egotistical urges of private landowners.’

Pronunciation

paradoxically

/ˌpɛrəˈdɑksɪk(ə)li//ˌperəˈdäksik(ə)lē/