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    implausible v. farfetched v. preposterous v. forced

    "Bill told me some farfetched story about being bitten by a vicious cow."

    Above is the original. Which of the following are in idiomatic, correct and in the same meaning as the original?

    1) Bill told me some implausible story about being bitten by a vicious cow.

    2) Bill told me some preposterous story about being bitten by a vicious cow.

    3) Bill told me some forced story about being bitten by a vicious cow.

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    Re: implausible v. farfetched v. preposterous v. forced

    1 and 2.

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    #3

    Re: implausible v. farfetched v. preposterous v. forced

    The adjectives are not exact synonyms. Implausible is less unbelievable than far-fetched, which is less unbelievable than preposterous.
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    Re: implausible v. farfetched v. preposterous v. forced

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The adjectives are not exact synonyms. Implausible is less unbelievable than far-fetched, which is less unbelievable than preposterous.
    What is the order of "forced" between the above you put in an order?

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    Re: implausible v. farfetched v. preposterous v. forced

    It's not natural in that context.

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