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Definition absurd, outrageous, silly, or completely unreasonable
  • They can't be seriously considering such a preposterous idea.
preposterous = completely unreasonable
  • It is a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history.
  • preposterous = completely unreasonable
  • That's preposterous!
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • preposterous = completely unreasonable
  • "Preposterous," he said. "There's no such thing as witches."
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • preposterous = absurd, outrageous, silly, or completely unreasonable
  • I never heard anything so preposterous in my life!
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • preposterous = absurd, outrageous, silly, or completely unreasonable
  • That's preposterous, Mother!
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • It was so preposterous —how could I possibly believe it?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "Preposterous!" shouted Fudge again.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 'What led you to the preposterous conclusion that I have had anything to do with the man you call an assassin-'
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Ay; or else 'twere hard luck, being in so preposterous estate as we are.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • "Preposterous," DeBlass blurted out before his attorney lifted a hand to silence him.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Could it be possible that he had heard and believed the preposterous lie about Scarlett and Ashley and become jealous?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • But, my dear, the thing is preposterous.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • To think you could do such a preposterous thing!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • As the evening wore on, more and more absurdities seemed less and less preposterous, as is sometimes the case.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • It was a preposterous claim.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • That is the most preposterous suggestion I have ever heard delivered between these four walls.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Well, you know, I had the preposterous idea that it might be the truth.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • More than preposterous .... it was impossible.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • At the delicatessen he bought preposterous stores of food, chosen on the principle of expensiveness.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt

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