What does the word preposterous mean?

Usage examples for preposterous

  1. Oh, I suppose I thought that I was a grown woman too when I was twenty; I can look back and see that I did; and, what's more preposterous still, I thought Mr. Brinkley was a man at twenty- four. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. To make love was preposterous. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  3. Consider the preposterous elements of the book. – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West
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