Definition of preposterous
: contrary to nature, reason, or common sense : absurd
Examples of preposterous in a Sentence
The whole idea is preposterous!
the idea that extraterrestrials built the pyramids is preposterous
Recent Examples of preposterous from the Web
Then Volquez somehow concocted one of those things that was simply too good to be true, the sort of tale that would have been rejected by Hollywood for being too preposterous.
Still, for Mr. Limbaugh, the idea that Mr. Trump had inspired bad behavior was preposterous.
The character development and story lines are amazingly preposterous.
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Origin and Etymology of preposterous
Latin praeposterus, literally, in the wrong order, from prae- + posterus hinder, following — more at posterior
First Known Use: 1533
PREPOSTEROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preposterous for English Language Learners
: very foolish or silly
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