Contrived

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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' 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


  • Tour rule out 'contrived' finale
    The European Tour are reluctant to change the format of their Final Series to ensure the Race to Dubai title is decided at the season-ending event. Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'
  • The 76ers Sixers' Season Summed Up in 1 Damian Lillard 3-Pointer
    I’ ve gone on at some length in regards to the frozen hellscape of contrived awfulness that is the 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers . We could spend a fortnight slamming nails in this team and its overwrought plans of self-sabotage. A dissertation could be written on the shame of eating Philadelphia’s half-off loser pizza .  But nothing anyone can say or write woul Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'
  • Frank Talk: When good passwords go bad
    The following purported conversation is entirely the product of the writer’s imagination. It’s contrived, fictional and didn’t even happen: “Um, Mr. Mulligan?” Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'

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