preposterous (adj.) Old form(s): prepostrous
contrary to the natural order, monstrous, perverted
3H6 V.vi.5[King to Richard] 'Good Gloucester' and 'good devil' were alike, / And both preposterous
Oth I.iii.326[Iago to Roderigo] the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions
R3 II.iv.63[Duchess of York to all] O preposterous / And frantic outrage, end thy damned spleen
TC V.i.20[Thersites to Patroclus] the rotten diseases of the south ... take and take again such preposterous discoveries!
TS III.i.9[Lucentio as Cambio to and of Hortensio as Licio] Preposterous ass
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