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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When the scale of sensuality bears down that of reason, the baseness of our nature conducts us to most preposterous conclusions.
The view expressed in those reports that the killing of Tamir Rice was reasonable and justified is nothing short of preposterous.
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
To, in any way, suggest that a person would go in as a heterosexual and then somehow become a homosexual as a result, that's simply preposterous. There's no evidence to support that.
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- 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
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