Synonyms for preposterous
prɪˈpɒs tər əs, -trəspre·pos·ter·ous
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That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two,"
Shakespeare1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.
absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild
certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise
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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"
farcical, laughable, nonsensical, lopsided, pissed, blind drunk, ludicrous, nonsense(a), besotted, risible, wonky, imbecilic, slopped, mirthful, amusing, blotto, skew-whiff, pixilated, absurd, crocked, crackbrained, comic, ridiculous, fuddled, tight, comical, funny, soused, imbecile, cockeyed, squiffy, derisory, silly, sozzled, stiff, pathetic, awry(p), plastered, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, soaked, loaded, wet, idiotic, askew
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To come up with the conclusion that Investigator John Nazarian fell off the boat, and allegedly no-one saw Investigator John Nazarian fall off the boat, is the most preposterous thing I’ve ever heard in my life.
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.
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.
The view expressed in those reports that the killing of Tamir Rice was reasonable and justified is nothing short of preposterous.
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.
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- grotesk, absurdGerman
- ridículo, insensato, absurdoSpanish
- naurettava, absurdi, posketon, järjetön, mieletönFinnish
- aberrant, insensé, ridicule, absurdeFrench
- abszurd, esztelen, oktalanHungarian
- անհեթեթ, աբսուրդArmenian
- irragionevole, assurdo, insensatoItalian
- grotesk, absurdDutch
- нелепый, абсурдныйRussian
- grotesk, absurd, bakvändSwedish
- vô lýVietnamese
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