Austen was a mathematician of social interaction, and her novels are impossibly, preposterously good.
Acceptance rates at top schools have fallen to preposterously low levels.
Does this mean that we've preposterously ceded the ability to shape our perceptions to small groups of crazy people?
The cardboard is preposterously thick—thicker than the wedding invitation of a Saudi sheik.
He either neglected to attack these ships or attempted it preposterously.
Very often, too, the conceit embodied is preposterously poor.
The Baron Jeanrenaud and his mother must have fleeced M. d'Espard most preposterously, if what you say is correct.
Well, that doesn't seem so preposterously difficult does it?
But that further confession will be forthcoming is now wildly and preposterously problematical.
Then for your means to advancement, there it is simple, and not preposterously mixed.
1540s, from Latin praeposterus "absurd, contrary to nature, inverted, perverted, in reverse order," literally "before-behind" (cf. topsy-turvy, cart before the horse), from prae "before" + posterus "subsequent." Related: Preposterously; preposterousness.