Definition of 'preposterous'
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Yet it is not as preposterous as it sounds. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)You can dismantle the preposterous plot with a small spanner. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Surely the idea is as preposterous as the notion that accountants are interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is having a shared belief in something that seems preposterous. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The notion of replacing a perfectly good item with an almost identical perfectly good item sounds preposterous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Each one shows that musicals can offer far more than a medley of melodies carrying a preposterous plot. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Until then the idea is preposterous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He laughs at the preposterous idea. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And how preposterous that one claimed 115 for a lunch to discuss efficiency savings. The Sun (2009)It's utterly preposterous but ridiculously entertaining. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When something sounds too preposterous to be true, it probably is. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This may sound preposterous, but let us consider it for a moment. Market-led Strategic Change (1991)As preposterous ideas go, a rave on a plane takes the disco biscuit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It sounds preposterous and probably is, but he may do one day. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The only way you'll be laughing at this romantic drama is at how preposterous the plot is. The Sun (2014)Thankfully, the film contains enough dazzling special effects and smart ideas to excuse its preposterous and derivative plot. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Which is a preposterous idea. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yes, the plot is preposterous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That sounds rather preposterous but I stand by that. The Sun (2009)It is preposterous, ridiculous, almost farcical. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But there is something preposterous about the enterprise that I can't resist. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'preposterous'
British English: preposterous ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as preposterous, you mean that it is extremely unreasonable and foolish.
The whole idea was preposterous.
Definition of preposterous from the Collins English Dictionary
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