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: Contrived is a Canadian indie rock band based in Halifax and Montreal that formed in June 2000. The band consists of Mike Bigelow, Loel ...

'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


  • Terror in Resonance Starts Strong But Falls Apart Midway
    Terror in Resonance , the latest from the acclaimed director of Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy , had one of the strongest starts of any anime of the summer season. Sadly, it is an anime that completely falls apart into a contrived mess halfway through. Read more... Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'
  • ‘Ebola scare created to seize W. Africa’
    The United States has contrived the Ebola scare to manipulate the American public and control the resource-rich West Africa region, a political commentator in California says.  Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'
  • Corporate State of Mind in Securities Cases: The Sixth Circuit Blazes a New Trail
    Analysis of the corporate mens rea is, by definition, contrived and one with which federal courts have struggled. Unlike instances where an individual is charged with securities fraud, determining the “thinking” or “knowledge” of an artificial entity, sometimes comprised of thousands of disparate employees throughout the world, is a difficult theoretical u Read more on this news related to 'Contrived'

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