Origin of preposterous
Examples from the Web for preposterously
Does this mean that we've preposterously ceded the ability to shape our perceptions to small groups of crazy people?Boston Marathon Attacks Will Now Define Terrorism For Americans|Hussein Ibish|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Austen was a mathematician of social interaction, and her novels are impossibly, preposterously good.Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan’s PEN Festival Book Bag|Jennifer Egan|April 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Acceptance rates at top schools have fallen to preposterously low levels.
The cardboard is preposterously thick—thicker than the wedding invitation of a Saudi sheik.
She wrote a little piece which Comte rated so preposterously Madame de Vaux.
Then for your means to advancement, there it is simple, and not preposterously mixed.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
But that further confession will be forthcoming is now wildly and preposterously problematical.
These provisions were not preposterously More's carelessness in observing these provisions.History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.|James Anthony Froude
She was not really pretty, she had an impossible way of dressing, her house was preposterously arranged.The Hidden Force|Louis Couperus
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.