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far-fetched

[fahr-fecht] /ˈfɑrˈfɛtʃt/
adjective
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.
Also, farfetched.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85
Related forms
far-fetchedness, farfetchedness, noun
Can be confused
far-fetched, far-flung, far-reaching.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for far-fetched

far-fetched

adjective
1.
improbable in nature; unlikely
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Word Origin and History for far-fetched
adj.

also far fetched, farfetched, 1560s, "brought from afar," from far + past participle of fetch. An earlier form was far fet (1530s). Figurative sense is from c.1600.

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