Definition of paradox :
A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd, but yet may be true in fact.
absurdity (part of speech: noun)
contradiction, silliness, absurdity, baloney, outlandishness, idiocy, inanity, eccentricity, ludicrousness, folly, meaninglessness, bizarreness, implausibility, craziness, anachronism, incongruity, impossibility, invalidity, irrationality, nonsense, inconsistency, farce, preposterousness, balderdash, foolishness, self-contradiction
- " If you don't, you'll have to," replied Peckover with truth underlying paradox. - "A Poached Peerage", William Magnay.
- But if I may use a paradox, it is the important half, the primary half. - "Preaching and Paganism", Albert Parker Fitch.
- Here is a crying sin- an infernal paradox. - "The Call of the Canyon", Zane Grey.