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preposterous

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1 conceived or made without regard for reason or reality
  • the idea that extraterrestrials built the pyramids is preposterous

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2 showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
  • a preposterous suggestion to go swimming in this freezing weather

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3 so foolish or pointless as to be worthy of scornful laughter
  • the movie thriller had such a preposterous plot that we were on the edge of our seats snickering

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The first known use of preposterous was in 1533

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“Preposterous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preposterous. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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