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
To think that Dottie would’ve thrown the most important game of the season — after telling her pitcher exactly what pitches Kit will swing and miss at — is preposterous.
While the first year of Plumlee’s preposterous four-year, $50 million contract is now complete, the Hawks will still be paying him through 2019-20.
Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India’s already-poor record with maternal health.
Preposterous Statements’ Brafman urged the judge to discount Shkreli’s proclamations.
The set embodies all of the wonderful qualities of Kubrick's film: vast, preposterous and scathingly satirical of the escalatory nature of Cold War politics.
The idea of a contract felt preposterous in the face of the building where my community had been murdered.
The people who best treed JeffBo on his most preposterous bullshit—
Suspending himself until preposterous angles presented themselves and dared him to solve the equation.
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PREPOSTEROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preposterous for English Language Learners
: very foolish or silly
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