Contrived

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Contrived Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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' 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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Contrived Sample Sentences in News


  • Building Internet Of Things Robots: Microsoft Opens Visual Studio To Node.js
    Microsoft’s approach to openness is continuing positively; from a software application development perspective at least. Naysayers will still argue that it’s too little, too late and that it is perhaps ‘too strategically contrived to warrant base-zero validation’ from a purist open source standpoint. But it is increasingly only the purists who are saying t Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'
  • Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub almost rescue contrived ‘Mystery of Love & Sex’
    “The Mystery of Love & Sex” takes on so much that it could have been titled “The Mystery of Love, Sex, Racism, Sexism, Religion, Confused Romantic Feelings & Dealing With... Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'
  • Bryers accused of muddying Talos role
    Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers contrived to present himself as a consultant to Talos Accounting Group, when he was actually running the Australian company in breach of rules covering undischarged bankrupts, a court has been told. Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'

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