[ US /ˈfɑɹˈfɛtʃt/ ]
[ UK /fˈɑːfɛt‍ʃt/ ]
  1. (of an idea or story) so exaggerated or ludicrous as to be improbable
    He was always full of far-fetched plans, none of which ever worked
  2. (of a theory or explanation) highly imaginative but unlikely and unconvincing
    a farfetched excuse
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How To Use farfetched In A Sentence

  • a farfetched excuse
  • I am sorry to say that, though Arndt is no great poet and that his effort to stick to the rhyme scheme sometimes leads him to a certain farfetchedness, his version is, in general, much closer to Onegin than any of the others I have sampled and is likely to give the reader a better idea of what the poem sounds like in Russian than Nabokov's so tortured version. The Strange Case of Pushkin and Nabokov
  • Besides it is manifest that every firm proof must be drawn from intrinsical and necessary causes and not from signs and other farfetched arguments. The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Calling the possibility of conflict of interest "farfetched," Ellis said he'd abstain from any vote involving Mexico. Fair Trade?
  • And I think you never outgrow your love for those imaginative, fanciful, farfetched, fantastic characters and situations.
  • They call me Goddess, Angel, and court me with dainties fit for queens 'tables and farfetched wines such as unbend the soul from cares. The Beau Defeated: or, The Lucky Younger Brother
  • Times are tough across the nation, and fradulent claims abound from state to state, I think the idea of someone murdering a census worker for that reason is a little farfetched Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 09/25/09
  • That is not so farfetched a scenario, despite today's high - flying technology sector.
  • When Frank Merriam arrived at room 622 of the Ambassador Hotel for his audience with J.F.T. O'Connor, the emissary from the White House, the possibility that President Roosevelt might actually express support for his candidacy, once so farfetched it was laughable, now seemed within reach. Greg Mitchell: Dispatches From Incredible 1934 Campaign: When FDR Sold Out Upton Sinclair
  • The experts, including ESPN Bulls writer Nick Friedell, call the probability of a Melo-to-Chicago trade "farfetched" at this point. Kevin Allen: Carmelo Anthony Would Be Great for Chicago... And That's Not Good
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