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Definition of contrived adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

contrived

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//kənˈtraɪvd//
 
(disapproving)
 
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planned in advance and not natural or genuine; written or arranged in a way that is not natural or realistic a contrived situation The book's happy ending seemed contrived.
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