- obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained: a contrived story.
Origin of contrived
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Related Words for uncontrivedreal, simple, genuine, easy, instinctive, unplanned, voluntary, offhand, impromptu, casual, ingenuous, provincial, primitive, frank, rustic, innocent, plain, direct, guileless, honest
- obviously planned, artificial, or lacking in spontaneity; forced; unnatural
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