absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective
"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.
Etymology: 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
The idea that people are coming to New Hampshire to commit fraud on a massive scale like this is just preposterous and it needs to be called out as untrue.
A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
Secretary McDonald’s preposterous statement is right out of Never Never Land, i call on Secretary McDonald to resign because Secretary McDonald preposterous statement’s clear Secretary McDonald can not prioritize getting our veterans the health care they deserve and have earned in a timely manner.
Take all your dukes and marquesses and earls and viscounts, pack them into one chamber, call it the House of Lords to satisfy their pride and then strip it of all political power. It's a solution so perfectly elegant and preposterous that only the British could have managed it.
When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too.
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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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