Acceptance rates at top schools have fallen to preposterously low levels.
Austen was a mathematician of social interaction, and her novels are impossibly, preposterously good.
Does this mean that we've preposterously ceded the ability to shape our perceptions to small groups of crazy people?
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.