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Definitions and Synonyms of farfetched | Another word for farfetched | What is farfetched?

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

Samples where farfetched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for farfetched in the sense of this definition

(farfetched 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 farfetched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a farfetched excuse

Synonyms for farfetched in the sense of this definition

(farfetched 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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