far-fetched ADJECTIVE unconvincing; implausible.

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  • far-fetched — far′ fetched′ or far′fetched′ adj. improbable; not naturally pertinent; forced; strained: a far fetched excuse for being late[/ex] • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • far-fetched — also far fetched, farfetched, 1560s, brought from afar, from FAR (Cf. far) + pp. of FETCH (Cf. fetch). An earlier form was far fet (1530s). Figurative sense is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • far-fetched — adj extremely unlikely to be true or to happen ▪ All this may sound a bit far fetched, but companies are already developing intelligent homes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • far-fetched — far fetchedness, farfetchedness, n. /fahr fecht /, adj. improbable; not naturally pertinent; being only remotely connected; forced; strained: He brought in a far fetched example in an effort to prove his point. Also, farfetched. [1575 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • far-fetched — [ ,far fetʃt ] adjective difficult to believe because it is very unlikely …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • far-fetched — [fär′fecht′] adj. 1. Archaic brought from a distance 2. that is barely believable based on logical or normal thinking …   English World dictionary

  • far-fetched — index inapposite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • far-fetched — [adj] hard to believe bizarre, doubtful, dubious, eccentric, fantastic, fishy*, forced, hard to swallow*, illogical, implausible, improbable, incoherent, inconsequential, incredible, labored, preposterous, queer, recondite, strained, strange,… …   New thesaurus

  • far-fetched — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a story or idea as far fetched, you are criticizing it because you think it is unlikely to be true or practical. The storyline was too far fetched and none of the actors was particularly good. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • far-fetched — adjective Date: 1548 1. brought from a remote time or place 2. not easily or naturally deduced or introduced ; improbable < a far fetched story > • farfetchedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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