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kənˈtraɪvdcon·trived

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrivedadjective

    showing effects of planning or manipulation

    "a novel with a contrived ending"

  2. artificial, contrived, hokey, stiltedadjective

    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"

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  1. contrivedadjective

    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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  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. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistant, persuasive and unrealistic.

  2. Learned Hand:

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

  3. John F. Kennedy:

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The decision-making process is in constant conflict with our ability to think and resolve. We may reason, which can be faulty and contrived; we may feel passion which can distort and manipulate the ability to reflect; our conscience however, can never be distorted to suit our desires.

  5. 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.

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    • A. transpire
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