Definition of far-fetched in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfärˈfeCHt/


Unlikely and unconvincing; implausible.
Example sentences
  • As a foreseeability issue it was far-fetched and fanciful.
  • Your Honour, I do not know the full facts, but from the facts that your Honour has given me, it would not seem to be far-fetched or fanciful.
  • Only when a risk becomes far-fetched or fanciful will the law refuse to acknowledge it.
improbable, unlikely, implausible, unconvincing, dubious, doubtful, incredible, unbelievable, unthinkable;
contrived, fanciful, unrealistic, ridiculous, absurd, preposterous
informal hard to swallow, fishy

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Syllabification: far-fetched

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