ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you describe a story or idea as far-fetched, you are criticizing it because you think it is unlikely to be true or practical.

The storyline was too far-fetched and none of the actors was particularly good.


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  • far-fetched — far′ fetched′ or far′fetched′ adj. improbable; not naturally pertinent; forced; strained: a far fetched excuse for being late[/ex] • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • far-fetched — also far fetched, farfetched, 1560s, brought from afar, from FAR (Cf. far) + pp. of FETCH (Cf. fetch). An earlier form was far fet (1530s). Figurative sense is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • far-fetched — adj extremely unlikely to be true or to happen ▪ All this may sound a bit far fetched, but companies are already developing intelligent homes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • far-fetched — far fetchedness, farfetchedness, n. /fahr fecht /, adj. improbable; not naturally pertinent; being only remotely connected; forced; strained: He brought in a far fetched example in an effort to prove his point. Also, farfetched. [1575 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • far-fetched — [ ,far fetʃt ] adjective difficult to believe because it is very unlikely …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • far-fetched — [fär′fecht′] adj. 1. Archaic brought from a distance 2. that is barely believable based on logical or normal thinking …   English World dictionary

  • far-fetched — index inapposite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • far-fetched — [adj] hard to believe bizarre, doubtful, dubious, eccentric, fantastic, fishy*, forced, hard to swallow*, illogical, implausible, improbable, incoherent, inconsequential, incredible, labored, preposterous, queer, recondite, strained, strange,… …   New thesaurus

  • far-fetched — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unconvincing; implausible …   English terms dictionary

  • far-fetched — adjective Date: 1548 1. brought from a remote time or place 2. not easily or naturally deduced or introduced ; improbable < a far fetched story > • farfetchedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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