preposterousness


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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.
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preposterousness

[prɪˈpɒstərəsnɪs] Nlo absurdo

preposterousness

nAbsurdität f
References in classic literature ?
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.
THE HUSTLE Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway The see-sawing balance of power between embattled sexes tilts violently from preposterousness to tedium in the feature film directorial debut of Welsh stand-up Chris Addison..
As a convoluted crime caper, Letterman's fast-paced family-oriented film breathes deeply an air of preposterousness that would instantly pique the curiosity of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the rest of the Mystery Inc.
As a convoluted crime caper, Letterman's fastpaced family-oriented film breathes deeply an air of preposterousness that would instantly pique the curiosity of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the rest of the Mystery Inc.
As a convoluted crime caper, it breathes an air of preposterousness that would pique the curiosity of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the rest of the Mystery Inc gang.
H HHHH THE see-sawing balance of power between embattled sexes tilts violently from preposterousness to tedium in the feature film directorial debut of comedian and actor Chris Addison (The Thick Of It).
THE HUSTLE (12A) H HHHH THE see-sawing balance of power between embattled sexes tilts violently from preposterousness to tedium in the feature film directorial debut of comedian and actor Chris Addison (The Thick Of It).
As a convoluted crime caper, Letterman's fast-paced familyoriented film breathes deeply an air of preposterousness that would instantly pique the curiosity of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the rest of the Mystery Inc.
President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from, among other places, placid, tranquil Canada, a military ally, because, he says, they threaten "national security." This is absurd, and he might soon pioneer a new dimension of preposterousness by saying that automobile imports do, too.
Fleischer ('Gangster Squad,' 'Zombieland') keeps his film moving, so the sheer preposterousness of the ride can prompt double takes.
Pagan's answer reveals the sheer preposterousness of the suggestion; it's the ultimate Catch-22.