Definition of far-fetched in English:



  • Unlikely and unconvincing; implausible.

    ‘the theory sounded bizarre and far-fetched’
    • ‘The steady improvement in records of all sporting events may, at first glance, look like biological evolution at work, but that is far-fetched.’
    • ‘But being so explicit is not as far-fetched as one might think.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If this sounds a little far-fetched, just think about yourself.’
    • ‘But ornithologists believe these theories are far-fetched.’
    • ‘In the end, I don't think that what I was thinking was quite so far-fetched, because the premise of this show is absolutely evil.’
    • ‘If it sounds too far-fetched to be true, it's not.’
    • ‘Talk of people hacking into the system is not entirely far-fetched.’
    • ‘While it sounds great it does also seem a bit far-fetched and of course there is the very real objection that what comes after corrupt monarchies might actually be worse.’
    • ‘For Shanghai gourmets, the prospect of being able to enjoy authentic Egyptian food has always sounded a bit far-fetched.’
    • ‘It's too far-fetched to imagine a conspiracy, of course.’
    • ‘Who knows, but what they propose is not as far-fetched as it sounds.’
    • ‘Quite frankly, it all sounded a little far-fetched as I read the back of my trial pack, but the idea of pheromones has always held something of a fascination to me.’
    • ‘As a foreseeability issue it was far-fetched and fanciful.’
    • ‘This gives the text a flare similar to that of a supermarket tabloid - eye-catching, but too far-fetched to be credible.’
    • ‘I find that the opposition to this bill is far-fetched, to the point of being ridiculous.’
    • ‘I have a theory, but it might sound really far-fetched.’
    • ‘It's far-fetched, of course, but not outside the realm of possibility.’
    • ‘The theory is not as far-fetched as it would at first appear.’
    • ‘Only when a risk becomes far-fetched or fanciful will the law refuse to acknowledge it.’
    improbable, unlikely, implausible, scarcely credible, difficult to believe, dubious, doubtful, unconvincing, incredible, unbelievable, unthinkable, beyond the bounds of possibility
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