In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1absurdoridículodon't be preposterous! — ¡no digas ridiculeces!
- what a preposterous idea! — ¡qué ridiculez!
- My list of possibilities, like anyone else's, is utterly preposterous.
- Those three people couldn't have acted in a more absurd and preposterous manner if they had been real actors in a real theatre.
- So preposterous seemed the suggestion, a stifled laugh was as much as I could offer by way of a response.
- It is surely preposterous that modern civilisation as we know it would not only collapse but also leave no reliable account of its fate.
- Various reasons had been given, all of them preposterous, he said.
- It uses preposterous science fiction to delve into deeper human emotions than the usual fluff with which we are served each spring.
- Some may consider it all irresistibly smart, rather than merely preposterous and precocious in equal measure.
- Their position is so utterly preposterous it could be construed as libel.
- Because we so value liberty, most Americans would find this view utterly preposterous.
- It's an indulgent fantasy, saved by Chow's precise comic timing and the preposterous action sequences.
- It is extraordinary that such self-evidently preposterous claims can be taken seriously by anybody.
- I believe these authorities to be wasting your time and taxes on this utterly preposterous project.
- I don't know about you, but I happen to think that this defense is preposterous.
- Claims that the club is attempting to make ‘a fast buck’ are simply preposterous.
- The notion that any club is owed a living by its league is utterly arrogant and preposterous.
- Among the other preposterous suggestions was the idea of building a structure a mile high.
- Even a sensible idea or a fine principle is exaggerated to the point that it becomes preposterous and untenable.
- The only reason the idea seems so preposterous is because we refuse to live like them.
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