Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of far-fetched.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective highly imaginative but unlikely

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