Definitions for preposterousprɪˈpɒs tər əs, -trəs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word preposterous
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
Translations for preposterous
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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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