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farfetched

[ fahr-fecht ]SEE DEFINITION OF farfetched

Synonyms for farfetched

  • bizarre
  • dubious
  • fantastic
  • fishy
  • implausible
  • improbable
  • preposterous
  • strange
  • unrealistic
  • doubtful
  • eccentric
  • forced
  • illogical
  • incoherent
  • inconsequential
  • incredible
  • labored
  • queer
  • recondite
  • strained
  • suspicious
  • unconvincing
  • unlikely
  • unnatural
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Antonyms for farfetched

  • believable
  • common
  • familiar
  • likely
  • normal
  • plausible
  • probable
  • reasonable
  • sensible
  • usual
  • realistic
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FARFETCHED

When the points of resemblance are too remote the simile is said to be farfetched.

In fact the latter is so involved and farfetched, that the former is often entirely obscured.

The reasons for these conclusions are by no means obscure, or farfetched.

They will persist in quoting Mill's farfetched eulogy, without referring to other passages in the essay On Liberty.

These ideas were as absurd as they were farfetched, but still they were the honest ebullitions of a diseased mind.

But I dismiss, as farfetched and improbable, his supposition that she is Gabrielle Desmaret's daughter.

He was a farfetched, dim suggestion of a burlesque upon me, a caricature of me in little.

It explained instantly a something which had always seemed to me only a farfetched Oriental figure of speech.

Tom's tone of voice and the farfetched nature of what he was saying had already triggered the security chief's suspicions.

How could the rude actor learn his quips and pretty phrases, and farfetched conceits?

WORD ORIGIN

also far fetched, farfetched, 1560s, "brought from afar," from far + past participle of fetch. An earlier form was far fet (1530s). Figurative sense is from c.1600.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FARFETCHED

exaggerated

adjectiveoverstated, embellished

implausible

adjectivenot likely
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