- (obsolete) Brought from far away.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition II, section 4, member 1, subsection ii:
- it may be, if like industry were used, those far fetched druggs would prosper as well with us, as in those countries, whence now we have them […].
- Not likely; difficult to believe.
- He is full of far-fetched ideas to make money.
- Synonyms: outlandish, wild, impractical
- French: abracadabrant, tiré par les cheveux, à dormir debout
- German: weit hergeholt, an den Haaren herbeigezogen
- Italian: strambo, strano, inverosimile, stiracchiato
- Portuguese: improvável, forçado (slang)
- Russian: наду́манный
- Spanish: forzado, traído por los pelos, poco probable, improbable, inverosímil, jalado de los pelos, triado de los pelos