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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr-fecht]
    • /ˈfɑrˈfɛtʃt/
    • /ˌfɑː.ˈfetʃt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-fecht]
    • /ˈfɑrˈfɛtʃt/

Definitions of farfetched word

  • adjective farfetched 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
  • noun farfetched Alternative spelling of far-fetched. 1

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Origin of farfetched

First appearance:

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

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Parts of speech for Farfetched


farfetched 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for farfetched

adj farfetched

  • fantastic — conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.
  • dubious — doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt: a dubious reply.
  • preposterous — completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish: a preposterous tale.
  • improbable — not probable; unlikely to be true or to happen: Rain is improbable tonight.
  • strange — unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make.

adjective farfetched

  • laboured — productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain.

Antonyms for farfetched

adj farfetched

  • usual — habitual or customary: her usual skill.
  • sensible — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  • believable — Something that is believable makes you think that it could be true or real.
  • likely — probably or apparently destined (usually followed by an infinitive): something not likely to happen.
  • plausible — having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable: a plausible excuse; a plausible plot.

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