English dictionary

preposterous meaning and definition

PREPOSTEROUS adjective

Definition of preposterous (adjective)

  1. incongruous;inviting ridicule
    • "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
    • synonyms: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, ridiculous
Source: Princeton University Wordnet