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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr fech-id, fetcht]
    • /fɑr ˈfɛtʃ ɪd, fɛttʃt/
    • /ˈfɑː(r) fetʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr fech-id, fetcht]
    • /fɑr ˈfɛtʃ ɪd, fɛttʃt/

Definitions of far-fetched word

  • adjective far-fetched improbable; not naturally pertinent; being only remotely connected; forced; strained: He brought in a far-fetched example in an effort to prove his point. 1
  • adjective far-fetched implausible, extreme 1
  • adjective far-fetched 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. 0
  • adjective far-fetched improbable in nature; unlikely 0
  • adjective far-fetched brought from a distance 0
  • adjective far-fetched that is barely believable based on logical or normal thinking 0

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Origin of far-fetched

First appearance:

before 1575
One of the 34% oldest English words
First recorded in 1575-85

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Parts of speech for Far-fetched


far-fetched popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for far-fetched

adj far-fetched

  • bizarre — Something that is bizarre is very odd and strange.
  • doubtful — of uncertain outcome or result.
  • dubious — doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt: a dubious reply.
  • eccentric — deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd: eccentric conduct; an eccentric person.
  • fantastic — conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.

Antonyms for far-fetched

adj far-fetched

  • believable — Something that is believable makes you think that it could be true or real.
  • plausible — having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable: a plausible excuse; a plausible plot.
  • natural — existing in or formed by nature (opposed to artificial): a natural bridge.
  • realistic — interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical: a realistic estimate of costs; a realistic planner.

Top questions with far-fetched

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