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Definitions and Synonyms of far-fetched | Another word for far-fetched | What is far-fetched?

Definition 1: (of an idea or story) so exaggerated or ludicrous as to be improbable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where far-fetched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was always full of far-fetched plans, none of which ever worked

Synonyms for far-fetched in the sense of this definition

(far-fetched is similar to ...) having a quality that provokes disbelief

"gave the teacher an implausible excuse"

Definition 2: (of a theory or explanation) highly imaginative but unlikely and unconvincing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where far-fetched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a farfetched excuse

Synonyms for far-fetched in the sense of this definition

(far-fetched is similar to ...) has little chance of being the case or coming about

"an unlikely story" "an unlikely candidate for reelection" "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"

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