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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: preposterous(0.01040 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to preposterous.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
adj : completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; “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” [syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic,
laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, ridiculous]
English → English (gcide)
Preposterous \Pre*pos"ter*ous\, a. [L. praeposterus; prae before
+ posterus coming after, latter. See Posterior.]
1. Having that first which ought to be last; inverted in
The method I take may be censured as preposterous,
because I thus treat last of the antediluvian earth,
which was first in the order of nature. --Woodward.
2. Contrary to nature or reason; not adapted to the end;
utterly and glaringly foolish; unreasonably absurd;
perverted. “Most preposterous conclusions.” --Shak.
Preposterous ass, that never read so far! --Shak.
Syn: Absurd; perverted; wrong; irrational; foolish;
monstrous. See Absurd.
[1913 Webster] -- Pre*pos"ter*ous*ly, adv.