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Contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd. See Synonyms at foolish.

[From Latin praeposterus, inverted, unseasonable : prae-, pre- + posterus, coming behind (from post, behind; see apo- in Indo-European roots).]

pre·pos′ter·ous·ly adv.
pre·pos′ter·ous·ness n.
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[prɪˈpɒstərəsnɪs] Nlo absurdo


nAbsurdität f
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The preposterousness of the case was beyond discussion, and they went in to dinner.
The preposterousness of the notion that he could at once set up a satisfactory establishment as a married man was a sufficient guarantee against danger.
Because sadly, if this anonymous espionage thriller possessed any sense of its own preposterousness, it would be a lot more fun.
Bay's directorial brio elevates the preposterousness to coolly detached watchability.
But the sequence, in all its literally earth-shattering preposterousness, is a cinematic experience no other filmmaker could have possibly concocted," he wrote.
Deep down we know that these tweets, bloviations, and untruths, lacking a foundation of fact or logic, will ultimately crumble under the weight of their own preposterousness.
Narendra Modi also talked of some such disjoint and absurd choice for the people of Kashmir between 'Tourism and Terrorism', and Ms Mufti following her savior's footsteps carries it to another level of preposterousness.
They are so fanatical about mining such that they do not realize the irony and preposterousness of singing praises to the blessings of an industry that has ravaged and scarred this country for three generations already.
The fact that that line gets quoted sincerely all the time is really horrifying," says McKay, allowing himself a laugh at the preposterousness of the misguided appropriation.
The mix of pace, preposterousness and Butler's belligerence -- plus some surprisingly graphic violence -- works well, in B-movie fashion.
The "Vickers won't sing for the COC" myth ballooned to the point of preposterousness.
As she did the folly of the Catholic Church in Corpo Celeste, Rohrwacher gently points out, more assuredly this time, the preposterousness of Countryside Wonders and its fetishizing of rural authenticity.