preposterousness

[ pri-pos-ter-uhs, -truhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF preposterousness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREPOSTEROUSNESS

The preposterousness of the whole affair kept hammering at her thoughts.

Then he laughed; he had to make himself laugh at the preposterousness of his idea.

They all laughed, and Sabre, realising the preposterousness of such a notion, laughed with them.

But then, while still under the conviction of this preposterousness, the story itself came to my hand and I began to read.

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

When he recovered, the preposterousness of these semi-magic ways of attempting wisdom was plain to him.

Have had to-day a lovely, sublime example of that preposterousness which so often characterizes American humor.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PREPOSTEROUSNESS

insanity

nounmental illness; foolishness
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