Definition of Contrived

1. Adjective. Showing effects of planning or manipulation. "A novel with a contrived ending"

Similar to: Planned



2. Adjective. Artificially formal. "When people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
Exact synonyms: Artificial, Hokey, Stilted
Similar to: Affected, Unnatural

Definition of Contrived

1. Verb. (past of contrive) ¹

2. Adjective. unnatural, forced ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contrived

1. contrive [v] - See also: contrive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrived

contributrix
contrist
contristed
contristing
contrists
contrite
contritely
contriteness
contritenesses
contrition
contritions
contrivable
contrivance
contrivances
contrive
contrived (current term)
contrivement
contrivements
contriver
contrivers
contrives
contriving
contro-
control
control-freak
control account
control animal
control arm
control board
control brief

Literary usage of Contrived

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Mrs Morris contrived to remove one article from his sight that might have distressed him. The curtain over which she had presided with such talent and such ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"The window is so contrived that it can be made small or large, as the light is strong or feeble. From the wall in the rear upon which the picture is made, ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"Richard, ever eager for vengeance on the opposition, contrived, in 1396, that Warwick and Nottingham should quarrel over the lands of Gower ; and the former ..."

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