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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
paradox
Definition:
That which is apparently, though not actually, inconsistent with or opposed to the known facts in any case.

Synonyms:

noun
absurdity
absurdity, anachronism, balderdash, baloney, bizarreness, contradiction, craziness, eccentricity, farce, folly, foolishness, idiocy, implausibility, impossibility, inanity, incongruity, inconsistency, invalidity, irrationality, meaninglessness, nonsense, outlandishness, silliness, Self-contradiction, ludicrousness, preposterousness.
communication
paradox.
contradiction, puzzle
absurdity, ambiguity, anomaly, catch, enigma, error, inconsistency, mistake, mystery, nonsense, oddity, opposite, reverse, catch-22.
difficulty
arduousness, laboriousness, painfulness, quandary, strenuousness, tribulation.
figure of speech
adumbration, alliteration, anaphora, antistrophe, aposiopesis, apostrophe, ellipsis, litotes, malapropism, manner of speaking, metonymy, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, synecdoche, trope, Asyndeton, Ellipses, Tropology, alliterations, onomatopoeias, malapropisms, oxymora, metonymies, tropes, apostrophes, echoism, turn of phrase, communication that is not meant literally; stylistic device, proteron, way of speaking.
opposite
Antilogies, Antilogy, Antipole, Contra, Contraries, inverses, contras, another adverse, antipoles, other extreme, other side, other side of coin.
Examples of usage:
  1. A somewhat easy sort of comic acting is by so much the best thing upon our present stage that little else can claim- paradox again apart- to be taken seriously. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  2. Hence the paradox of Mysticism. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  3. This is the solution of what to a man of the world might seem a strange paradox, that in proportion as the Christian grows in grace, he grows also in humility. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  4. The result is a sort of political paradox- it has made the Irish in America both stronger and weaker than they ought to be. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  5. Paradox ought to be used, said one of these, like onions to season the salad. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward

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