farfetched


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Adj.1.farfetched - highly imaginative but unlikely; "a farfetched excuse"; "an implausible explanation"
unlikely - has little chance of being the case or coming about; "an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"
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farfetched

a. rebuscado-a; inconcebible.
References in classic literature ?
It explained instantly a something which had always seemed to me only a farfetched Oriental figure of speech.
And it's only slightly more farfetched than the more familiar ticking time bomb scenario, in which you must torture the suspect to save all those innocent people.
But it also requires them to make commercials for the store giant, no matter how farfetched and humiliating, as when Charles films the commercial for the "Gotta Go" laxative.
I think it might be too farfetched but his will wants him to come back,'' Carroll said.
At the nearby museum, Jean learns that Lovelace brought in an antique last year so his story of needing her to help him with the law seems even more farfetched than when she first heard him tell her.
I thought it was probably farfetched that they would put a couple of little old lady ministers in jail for marrying people--well, in my case, a little old dyke minister [laughs].
By the same token, the equation of humanists with academics appears somewhat farfetched, too, as it was precisely the humanist movement that opposed "official" academic teachings and dogmata, still firmly entrenched in the Scholastic tradition at the time.
Backsliding in both growth and trade pacts may still occur, but, all in all, an "FTAA lite" by 2005 seems less farfetched than it did a year ago.
Seeing as most of them don't want to speak to her at all, this seems a tad farfetched.