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contrived

[ kuhn-trahyvd ]
/ kənˈtraɪvd /
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adjective

obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained: a contrived story.

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Origin of contrived

First recorded in 1505–15; contrive + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM contrived

con·triv·ed·ly [kuhn-trahy-vid-lee], /kənˌtraɪ vɪd li/, adverbun·con·trived, adjectivewell-con·trived, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for contrived

contrived
/ (kənˈtraɪvd) /

adjective

obviously planned, artificial, or lacking in spontaneity; forced; unnatural
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