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Contrived Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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"
  • showing effects of planning or manipulation; "a novel with a contrived ending"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Contrived'

  • Contrived: For a definition of the word "contrived", see the Wiktionary entry contrived. Contrived is a Canadian indie rock band based in Halifax and Montreal that
  • Contrived tenancy: A contrived tenancy is a term used in British housing law to describe a situation where a tenancy is created in order to take advantage of the housing

'Contrived' example sentence in quotations

* Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners. - Josh Billings

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

* There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder. - Homer

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