far-fetched

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

  1. (obsolete) Brought from far away.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , 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
    He is full of far-fetched ideas to make money.
    Synonyms: outlandish, wild, impractical

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