But the idea that he thinks this can just stop there is preposterous, not to say revolting, actually.
The general consensus was that this theory was as offensive as it was preposterous.
To call such a scenario preposterous is to call the Internet preposterous for having already achieved that and more.
The cockpit scenes otherwise range from borderline realistic to preposterous.
The very idea strikes most people as preposterous, an offense to common sense.
Even he saw something funny in the preposterous coup of the half-crowns and the little boys.
How preposterous in him to mention his dead sister's name to her!
But something more indiscreet and preposterous than this, is advanced for our admiration.
They created the most preposterous romances; and could not get the credit of creating them.
It is preposterous that he should think of it—even to transcend his engines.
1540s, from Latin praeposterus "absurd, contrary to nature, inverted, perverted, in reverse order," literally "before-behind" (cf. topsy-turvy, cart before the horse), from prae "before" + posterus "subsequent." Related: Preposterously; preposterousness.