far-fetched

[fahr-fecht]
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.
Also, farfetched.


Origin:
1575–85

far-fetchedness, farfetchedness, noun

far-fetched, far-flung, far-reaching.
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far-fetched
 
adj
improbable in nature; unlikely

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far-fetched
also far fetched, farfetched, 1580s, "brought from afar," from far + pp. of fetch. An earlier form was far fet (1530s). Figurative sense is from c.1600.
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Example sentences
So it didn't much matter that the story itself seemed far-fetched and tenth-hand.
No sooner had he cast the plate aside, however, than he realized how far-fetched his plan was.
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