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The definition of far fetched is something that is unlikely to happen or unlikely to be true based on logical thinking.
An example of a far fetched story is when a teenager tells his mom he missed his curfew by two hours because he fell asleep at the library.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- Archaic brought from a distance
- that is barely believable based on logical or normal thinking
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Not readily believable because of improbable elements therein: a far-fetched analogy; a far-fetched excuse.