What is another word for preposterous?

Synonyms for preposterous
prɪˈpɒs tər əs, -trəspre·pos·ter·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. preposterousadjective

    Synonyms:
    irrational, nonsensical, foolish, absurd

  2. preposterousadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preposterousadjective

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

  2. preposterousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. preposterousadjective

    Synonyms:
    absurd, ridiculous, irrational, inconsistent, foolish

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How to use preposterous in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Whitaker:

    The DNC’s claim that they did not use the information given to them by Ukrainian government official is preposterous and a bad excuse for breaking the law, the bottom line is a paid member of the DNC went to greath lengths to actively seek out opposition research on the Trump campaign from a foreign government and for that they should be held accountable.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    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.

  3. Alireza Miryousefi:

    The notion that there was intentional concealing of facts is preposterous.

  4. Barbara Blair:

    The new law is preposterous, mentally and emotionally ill individuals should be removed from the streets, involuntarily if necessary.They should be placed in high-quality settings, institutional settings if necessary, where they get the shelter, food and care they need.Having drug addicts, a frightful condition, freely injecting drugs and passing out in public is not tenable.

  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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