Origin of preposterous
Examples from the Web for preposterous
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Marchman takes it as a given that MLB basing its case on the say-so of a sketchy Floridian drug-dealer is preposterous.Major League Baseball Is Right to Punish the Biogenesis Cheats|Michael Brendan Dougherty|June 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
George Morton never could be certain when he first conceived the preposterous idea that Sylvia Planter ought to belong to him.The Guarded Heights|Wadsworth Camp
"Certainly she has the most delicious head I ever saw," was Lady Ingleton's first (preposterous) thought.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
He began to get the run of the conversation, but as he made it out, it was too preposterous to consider.Shelled by an Unseen Foe|James Fiske
The proposition is preposterous and I will not insult your intelligence by arguing it any further.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
The mere mention of the thing was to her so preposterous—no, loathsome, she kept repeating.The Quest of the Silver Fleece|W. E. B. Du Bois
Word Origin for preposterous
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.