WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•trived /kənˈtraɪvd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. planned:Her supposedly chance and accidental meeting with me was actually a contrived one.
  2. awkward, unnatural, and forced:The way you ended your essay was a bit contrived.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•trived  (kən trīvd),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. obviously planned or forced; artificial;
    strained:a contrived story.
con•triv•ed•ly  (kən trī′vid lē),USA pronunciation adv. 
  • contrive + -ed2 1505–15

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

contrived /kənˈtraɪvd/ adj
  1. obviously planned, artificial, or lacking in spontaneity; forced; unnatural

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