far-fetched

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far-fetched (comparative more far-fetched, superlative most far-fetched)

  1. (obsolete) Brought from far away.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.4.1.ii:
      it may be, if like industry were used, those far fetched druggs would prosper as well with us, as in those countries, whence now we have them […].
  2. Not likely; difficult to believe; outlandish; wild; impractical.
    He is full of far-fetched ideas to make money.

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