from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd. See Synonyms at foolish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Absurd, or contrary to common sense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having that first which ought to be last; inverted in order.
- adj. Contrary to nature or reason; not adapted to the end; utterly and glaringly foolish; unreasonably absurd; perverted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having that last which ought to be first; reversed in order or arrangement; inverted.
- Contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; irrational; glaringly absurd; nonsensical.
- Foolish; ridiculous; stupid; absurd.
- Synonyms and Silly, Foolish, etc. (see absurd), monstrous, crazy, mad, wild, ludicrous. See foolish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. incongruous;inviting ridicule
From Latin praeposterus, inverted, unseasonable : prae-, pre- + posterus, coming behind (from post, behind; see apo- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin praeposterus ("with the hinder part before, reversed, inverted, perverted"), from prae ("before") + posterus ("coming after"). (Wiktionary)