WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•trived /kənˈtraɪvd/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
awkward, unnatural, and forced:The way you ended your essay was a bit contrived.
- planned:Her supposedly chance and accidental meeting with me was actually a contrived one.
(kən trīvd′),USA pronunciation adj.
(kən trī′vid lē),USA pronunciation adv.
- obviously planned or forced; artificial;
strained:a contrived story.
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contrived /kənˈtraɪvd/ adj
- obviously planned, artificial, or lacking in spontaneity; forced; unnatural
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