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noun     paradox pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a person, thing, or situation that is strange because they have features or qualities that do not normally exist together

    We get this apparent paradox of people migrating to an area that has very high unemployment.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a statement consisting of two parts that seem to mean the opposite of each other, or the use of this kind of statement in writing


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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