Preposterous - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |prɪˈpɑːstərəs|  American pronunciation of the word preposterous
Brit.  |prɪˈpɒst(ə)rəs|  British pronunciation of the word preposterous
- so unreasonable as to invite derision (syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, ridiculous)
a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history

Examples

The whole idea is preposterous!

...the idea that extraterrestrials built the pyramids is preposterous...

The muff and fur are preposterous in June.

The whole idea sounds absolutely preposterous!

a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history

...the preposterous claim that he could raise the spirits of the dead with a mystical conjuration...

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