V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: against reason and good sense

Synonyms: implausible, unbelievable, absurd, ridiculous, inane, outrageous, laughable

Antonyms: plausible, doable, feasible, reasonable

Tips: Preposterous comes from the Latin word meaning "in the wrong order" or "having the first thing last." Since this is an unnatural and absurd idea, this has become the essential meaning of preposterous.

Usage Examples:

"That's preposterous!" she said with indignation. (absurd, ridiculous)

I must admit, this idea seemed preposterous at first, but it really worked out well. (laughable, outrageous)

It was a preposterous suggestion, and I was very offended by it. (outrageous, absurd)

No one takes his preposterous ideas seriously. (implausible, inane)

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