preposterous

[ pri-pos-ter-uhs, -truhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF preposterous
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How preposterous in him to mention his dead sister's name to her!

It was to him preposterous, for she was one of that underworld against which he was ruthlessly at war.

They created the most preposterous romances; and could not get the credit of creating them.

What proof have you, woman, of your preposterous allegation?

All too fearfully I divined their preposterous significance.

Your demand is preposterous, but we have to agree to it, as we cannot help ourselves.

Did it imply that Richard was in any way involved—but that was preposterous.

I may say it of our preposterous use of books,—He knew not what to do, and so he read.

The idea that he did not love Nellie I knew was preposterous.

But St. Auban had a bargain to drive—a preposterous one methought.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin praeposterus "absurd, contrary to nature, inverted, perverted, in reverse order," literally "before-behind" (cf. topsy-turvy, cart before the horse), from prae "before" + posterus "subsequent." Related: Preposterously; preposterousness.

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