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paradoxical

adjective abnormal but true, absurd but true, ambiguous but true, bewildering, conflicting but true, confounding but true, contradictory but true, enigmatic but true, incompatible but true, incongruous but true, inconsissent but true, inconsonant but true
See also: debatable, disputable, impossible, inconsistent, inexplicable, ironic, problematic
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The "literal and paradoxic significations" of the unconscious are ruddered homeward as the Lacanian "Agency of the Letter" is anchored, "in the end," by an unsayable nothing--a domesticated jouissance--instead of producing a critical knowledge beyond the masculinist principle.
23] Paradoxic ally, then, the "body-which-ends-at-the-skin," so biomedically and culturally real, is a disembodied body.
The greater a thinker's ambition, the more is he subject to "the paradoxic play of forces" in his soul.
It is paradoxic that a critic who ostensibly made a reputation trying to connect the literary and the social is so often read as an isolated, dehistoricized phenonomenon.
This series of maxims is not paradoxic, though it is indeed controverted by the critics of democracy.
1-7,12,13) Therefore, with the exception of paradoxic zona glomerulosa (ZG) hyperplasia, pathologists are most commonly exposed to adrenal cortical neoplasms, especially adenomas, from patients with primary aldosteronism.
Paradoxic systemic arterial embolization is a concern, especially in patients with pulmonary hypertension or venous thrombosis.
Doppler echocardiography may reveal an unusual intracavitary signal termed diastolic paradoxic jet flow directed from the apex toward the base during LV isovolumetric relaxation and the LV filling period (5,6).
In contrast to other adipocytokines that are up-regulated in obesity, a paradoxic decrease in circulating adiponectin has been reported in persons with obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes and, more recently, in obese women with PCOS (5-8).