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noun as in extravagance

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Once you begin to pick up on these things, the preposterousness of “beefing up security” becomes worryingly self-evident.

Mere words can hardly convey the preposterousness of the debt ceiling.

So he checked his wife with amazement at the preposterousness of her carrying bundles while Sir Walter Raleigh was at hand.

The next moment he grinned at the sheer preposterousness of the idea.

What a yardful of curious comment, what satirical note on the preposterousness of human existence!

And he laughed, quietly but heartily, at what he evidently considered the preposterousness of such an idea.

The preposterousness of this judgment as a whole must not blind us to the fragment of truth which it included.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preposterousness, such as: absurdity, foolishness, idiocy, nonsense, ridiculousness, and stupidity.

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