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See also: farfetched and far fetched


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  • Rhymes: -ɛtʃt


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: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 4, member 1, subsection 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