Farfetched
Farfetched Far"fetched`, a. 1. Brought from far, or from a remote place. [1913 Webster]

Every remedy contained a multitude of farfetched and heterogeneous ingredients. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. Studiously sought; not easily or naturally deduced or introduced; forced; strained; hence, implausible or improbable. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • farfetched — index suspicious (questionable), unbelievable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • farfetched — *forced, labored, strained Analogous words: *fantastic, grotesque, bizarre: eccentric, erratic, *strange, queer Contrasted words: natural, normal (see REGULAR): *spontaneous, impulsive: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • farfetched — {adj.} Exaggerated; fantastic. * /Sally told us some farfetched story about having been kidnapped by little green men in a flying saucer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • farfetched — {adj.} Exaggerated; fantastic. * /Sally told us some farfetched story about having been kidnapped by little green men in a flying saucer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • farfetched — adj Exaggerated; fantastic. Sally told us some farfetched story about having been kidnapped by little green men in a flying saucer …   Словарь американских идиом

  • farfetched — adjective highly imaginative but unlikely a farfetched excuse an implausible explanation • Syn: ↑implausible • Similar to: ↑unlikely • Derivationally related forms: ↑implausibleness …   Useful english dictionary

  • farfetched — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. forced, strained. See improbability.Ant., believable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. improbable, forced, strained; see fantastic 1 , unlikely . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. unlikely, doubtful,… …   English dictionary for students

  • farfetched — adj. strained, forced, not connected, unrelated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recherché —  . Farfetched …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • forced — forced, labored, strained, farfetched are comparable when they mean produced or kept up through effort and, therefore, neither natural nor easy nor spontaneous. Forced is the widest in range of application of any of these terms, being referred… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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