far-fetched

or far·fetched

[ fahr-fecht ]
/ ˈfɑrˈfɛtʃt /

adjective

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

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Origin of far-fetched

First recorded in 1575–85

OTHER WORDS FROM far-fetched

far-fetched·ness, far·fetched·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH far-fetched

far-fetched far-flung far-reaching
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British Dictionary definitions for farfetched

far-fetched

adjective

improbable in nature; unlikely
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