or far·fetched

[ fahr-fecht ]
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  1. improbable; not naturally pertinent; being only remotely connected; forced; strained: He brought in a far-fetched example in an effort to prove his point.

Origin of far-fetched

First recorded in 1575–85

Other words from far-fetched

  • far-fetchedness, farfetchedness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for far-fetched


  1. improbable in nature; unlikely

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