absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)
"the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
Absurd, or contrary to common sense.
Origin: From praeposterus, from prae + posterus.
having that first which ought to be last; inverted in order
contrary to nature or reason; not adapted to the end; utterly and glaringly foolish; unreasonably absurd; perverted
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē-pos′tėr-us, adj. contrary to nature or reason: wrong: absurd: foolish.—adv. Prepos′terously.—n. Prepos′terousness, unreasonableness. [L. præposterus—præ, before, posterus, after—post, after.]
The numerical value of preposterous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of preposterous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Images & Illustrations of preposterous
Translations for preposterous
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- grotesk, absurdGerman
- ridículo, insensato, absurdoSpanish
- järjetön, posketon, absurdi, naurettava, mieletönFinnish
- absurde, insensé, aberrant, ridiculeFrench
- abszurd, esztelen, oktalanHungarian
- անհեթեթ, աբսուրդArmenian
- irragionevole, assurdo, insensatoItalian
- absurd, groteskDutch
- абсурдный, нелепыйRussian
- absurd, grotesk, bakvändSwedish
- vô lýVietnamese
Get even more translations for preposterous »
Find a translation for the preposterous definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these preposterous definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"preposterous." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 23 Nov. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/preposterous>.