from The Century Dictionary.
- Fetched or brought from afar.
- Hence— Choice; rare.
- Remotely connected; irrelevant; forced; strained: as, far-fetched conceits; far-fetched similes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Brought from far, or from a remote place.
- adjective Studiously sought; not easily or naturally deduced or introduced; forced; strained; hence, implausible or improbable.
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- adjective Alternative spelling of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective highly imaginative but unlikely
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One of my wife's coworkers, an Orthodox Jew, believed that "farfetched" was a Yiddish word.
This suggests the possibilities of weapons which today are considered to be "way out" or "blue sky" -- in short, farfetched.
When you came to me and suggested that you should make two copies of everything, one correct, one a mass of incorrectness, I must admit that I thought the idea farfetched and unworkable.
Vanjoki, a Nokia executive vice-president, chuckles as he recalls the farfetched idea.
The experts, including ESPN Bulls writer Nick Friedell, call the probability of a Melo-to-Chicago trade "farfetched" at this point.
Calling the possibility of conflict of interest "farfetched," Ellis said he'd abstain from any vote involving Mexico.
That, too, seems like it could be, you know, kind of farfetched right now because of this episode.
They called the prospects of U.S. success in Iraq "farfetched," writing: "We are skeptical of recent press coverage portraying the conflict as increasing manageable and feel it has neglected the mounting civil, political and social unrest we see every day."
They called the prospects of U.S. success in Iraq "farfetched," writing: "We are skeptical of recent press coverage portraying the conflict as increasing manageable, and feel it has neglected the mounting civil, political and social unrest we see every day."
Rains said Stein's argument was "farfetched" and he believed that "Mehserle made no statements or admissions on the form that are relevant to any issue in dispute in this trial."