preposterously


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pre·pos·ter·ous

 (prĭ-pŏs′tər-əs)
adj.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.preposterously - so as to arouse or deserve laughter; "her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ غَيْر مَعْقولَه
groteskně
latterligttosset
fáránlega
saçma bir şekilde

preposterously

[prɪˈpɒstərəslɪ] ADVabsurdamente

preposterously

[prɪˈpɒstərəsli] adv (= ridiculously) → ridiculement
Some prices are preposterously high → Certains prix sont ridiculement élevés.

preposterously

advgrotesk; he suggested, quite preposterouslyer machte den grotesken or absurden Vorschlag; it took a preposterously long timees dauerte absurd lange

preposterously

[prɪˈpɒstrəslɪ] advridicolmente, assurdamente

preposterous

(priˈpostərəs) adjective
very foolish; ridiculous.
preˈposterously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Shrinking, naturally, from allowing her husband to be annoyed, and probably cheated as well, by any person who claimed, however preposterously, a family connection with herself, it had been her practice, for many years past, to assist the captain from her own purse, on the condition that he should never come near the house, and that he should not presume to make any application whatever to Mr.
Such tranquil stupidity, such supernatural gravity, such self- righteousness, and such ineffable self-complacency as were in the countenance and attitude of that gray-bodied, dark-winged, bald-headed, and preposterously uncomely bird
I wish I were a woman so as to tell you how preposterously insane and impossible it is," he blurted out.
An alien, therefore, legally incapacitated for certain rights in the latter, may, by previous residence only in the former, elude his incapacity; and thus the law of one State be preposterously rendered paramount to the law of another, within the jurisdiction of the other.
The head itself was preposterously small and was supported on an equally preposterous, thick, short neck.
My genteel walk in life led me away from all immediate sources of emolument, and my father could only afford to give me an allowance which was too preposterously small to be mentioned.
A young man, in a black suit, with a mop of hair and a preposterously tall starched collar, walked to the centre of the ring and held up his hand.
It sounds so preposterously up-to-date and modernish for this darling, leisurely old place.
Between them was a pole inconceivably slender, on them were harnesses preposterously string-like and fragile.
Seventy times seven times have I plucked up my hat and been about to depart - Seventy times seven times have you preposterously forced me to resume my seat.
She had precisely the same shape of skull as Pope Alexander the Sixth; her organs of benevolence, veneration, conscientiousness, adhesiveness, were singularly small, those of self-esteem, firmness, destructiveness, combativeness, preposterously large; her head sloped up in the penthouse shape, was contracted about the forehead, and prominent behind; she had rather good, though large and marked features; her temperament was fibrous and bilious, her complexion pale and dark, hair and eyes black, form angular and rigid but proportionate, age fifteen.
He was offered the situation of brakeman; but, to tell you the truth, our friend Greatheart has grown preposterously stiff and narrow in his old age.