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Synonyms for preposterous
prɪˈpɒs tər əs, -trəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)

    incongruous;inviting ridicule

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    wise

Wiktionary

  1. preposterous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    irrational, nonsensical, foolish, absurd

  2. preposterous(adjective)

    Absurd, or contrary to common sense.

    Synonyms:
    irrational, foolish, absurd, nonsensical

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. preposterous

    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," Shakespeare 1 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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. preposterous

    Synonyms:
    monstrous, exorbitant, unreasonable, absurd, irrational, foolish, ridiculous

    Antonyms:
    just, due, fair, reasonable, moderate, right, judicious, orderly, sound

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preposterous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    perverted, having the cart before the horse, reversed

  2. preposterous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    absurd, unreasonable, ridiculous, irrational, foolish, monstrous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. preposterous(a)

    Synonyms:
    absurd, ridiculous, irrational, inconsistent, foolish

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How to use preposterous in a sentence?

  1. Kurt Vonnegut:

    Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.

  2. Subodh Chandra:

    The view expressed in those reports that the killing of Tamir Rice was reasonable and justified is nothing short of preposterous.

  3. Andrew Schwartzman:

    The draft's directives to The FCC are preposterous, but at the same time, horrifying.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    It is preposterous to argue that as we expand Medicare for All that people with cancer and other illnesses will not get the care that they need, in fact, under Medicare for All, the good news is that we will end the horror of millions of people going into bankruptcy and financial distress simply because they need hospital care for serious conditions.

  5. Tom Estey:

    As I have stated in the past, these claims are untrue and preposterous, richard, after 40 years of being in the spotlight, is now simply taking a break from the public eye and working behind the scenes to continue to help those millions of people worldwide in need of his assistance and on several projects to be announced soon.


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