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preposterous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word preposterous

(adj) incongruous;inviting ridicule
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for preposterous

PRE means before POST means after but together in a single word pre+post+erous seems ABSURD.
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by sumit_sontakke

if u pre post an employment letter for a job that is not opened yet is an ex. of ridiculous activity
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by er.amit.1jan

pre - means first very earlier, Post - if you do a post of a letter thinking it will reach first is totally ABSURD
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by sanolution

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