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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. Jason Kint:

    It's preposterous for the President to suggest more people watched the RNC convention. You can't just bolt on the online views of clips to the live broadcast numbers.

  2. Assistant District Attorney John Pappas.Twice:

    We've gone beyond the preposterous. We're now existing in the theater of the absurd.

  3. Bayard Rustin:

    When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too.

  4. Herman Melville:

    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.

  5. R Chamberlain:

    When the scale of sensuality bears down that of reason, the baseness of our nature conducts us to most preposterous conclusions.

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