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kənˈtraɪvdcon·trived

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrived(adj)

    showing effects of planning or manipulation

    "a novel with a contrived ending"

  2. artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted(adj)

    artificially formal

    "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"

Wiktionary

  1. contrived(Adjective)

    unnatural, forced

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contrived

    of Contrive

Freebase

  1. Contrived

    Contrived is a Canadian indie rock band based in Halifax and Montreal that formed in June 2000. The band consists of Mike Bigelow, Loel Campbell, Mike MacNeill, Tim D'Eon and Jon Samuel. They are signed to Hand Drawn Dracula. Four of the five members are in the Juno Award-winning band Wintersleep, and two are in Juno and Polaris-nominated Holy Fuck,. They have released three full-length albums and one EP.

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How to say contrived in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contrived in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contrived in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of contrived in a Sentence

  1. German Proverb:

    As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.

  2. Elena Kagan:

    You can't read this record without sensing that this need is a contrived one.

  3. Andrew Jackson:

    The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.

  4. The Weekly Standard Steve Hayes:

    This explains the shift from defiance to contrition, it's totally contrived, she doesn't mean a word of it.

  5. Learned Hand:

    Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.

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