Definition of Preposterous

1. Adjective. Incongruous;inviting ridicule. "Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"




Definition of Preposterous

1. a. Having that first which ought to be last; inverted in order.

Definition of Preposterous

1. Adjective. Absurd, or contrary to common sense. ¹

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Definition of Preposterous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preposterous

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prepositives
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prepossessingly
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preposterous (current term)
preposterously
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prepper
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Literary usage of Preposterous

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1. Publications (1848)
"... but from that wrong and preposterous way of suppressing, preventing, and extinguishing such doctrines or practices by weapons of wrath and blood, whips, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... on the contrary, is satisfied with the preposterous notion of using violent means to produce physiological effects which bring on intoxication to the ..."

3. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie (1813)
"... but not a preposterous mixture of both. There are many however, who think differently, and I am by no means disposed to impugn the correctness of their ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"THE preposterous genius of the times bath so far favoured some rascals of a lower rank, such as usurp the abused title of Sons ..."

5. Herodotus by Herodotus, William Beloe (1814)
"preposterous, and their experiment of the two children to discover what language they should first speak, was absurd and unnecessary. ..."

6. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1881)
"... Richmond—Distraction and desperation of rebels — Preparations to abandon Richmond — preposterous suggestions of Breckenridge and Beauregard—Beauregard ..."

7. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1882)
"... and desperation of rebels — Preparations to abandon Richmond — preposterous suggestions of Breckenridge and ..."

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