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
Aside from being a somewhat preposterous notion for a team that hasn’t sniffed the postseason since 2001, the rules for this year’s game have changed.
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.
At Wyatt’s side during that preposterous TV interview was Ebonee Benson, a spokeswoman for Cosby’s wife, Camille.
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.
Don’t let this preposterous nonsense take root and spread.
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.
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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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