- pre·pos·ter·ous·ly, adverb
- pre·pos·ter·ous·ness, noun
- un·pre·pos·ter·ous, adjective
- un·pre·pos·ter·ous·ly, adverb
- un·pre·pos·ter·ous·ness, noun
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How to use preposterous in a sentence
DeRosa also said she believed that the idea that she would lead an investigation into workplace culture was preposterous.Leaders of the Time’s Up anti-harassment group worked closely with Cuomo aide after first accusation against him surfaced | Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s heard in the preposterous arguments against vaccinating children and Darwin’s theory of evolution by means of natural selection.Galileo the Science Publicist - Issue 103: Healthy Communication | Mario Livio | July 14, 2021 | Nautilus
Stone’s film is finally sunk by its preposterous visuals, which are legitimately hilarious.Oliver Stone’s Crackpot JFK Conspiracy Movie Is a Hilarious, Head-Spinning Mess | Caspar Salmon | July 12, 2021 | The Daily Beast
In all those years focusing on survival, the cynical voices were given a preposterous amount of room to criticize.The WNBA once worried about survival. Now it has a bolder vision. | Jerry Brewer | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
At the airport, it felt preposterous to obey the social-distancing signs throughout the terminal, only to be squashed like standing sardines once we all got on the plane.Grandma hugs beat out piña coladas for our pandemic-era spring break | Petula Dvorak | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Some cough up preposterous jury awards, while others lay bare the egregious failures of the criminal justice system.
I am genuinely curious if any of the preposterous ramifications of what he is saying even occur to Kennedy.
I found the whole idea so preposterous I even Tweeted about it.Celiac or Not, Gluten Free Dish Soap Is Ridiculous | Russell Saunders | July 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By 1994, the league slugging percentage was a preposterous .424, the highest since 1930.
“Trying to patch the current system is preposterous and destined for failure,” said Dr. Damania.The Health-Care System Is So Broken, It’s Time for Doctors to Strike | Daniela Drake | April 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But he made it most emphatically clear that the thing Alessandro had asked was not only out of the question, but preposterous.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
And I, for one, absolutely decline to believe in this preposterous story of his about a bull-dog.
He knew his world too well to make preposterous mental demands upon it.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
For this was the preposterous nature of the imposition, and she claimed to have given birth to no less than eighteen of them.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Her hope had been to escape loneliness, but with this preposterous secret, she was lonelier than she had ever been before.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
British Dictionary definitions for preposterous
contrary to nature, reason, or sense; absurd; ridiculous
- preposterously, adverb
- preposterousness, noun
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