Definition of contrived adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈtraɪvd//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtraɪvd//
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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.Extra examples the carefully contrived image of party unity The book’s ending seemed contrived. The letter was full of contrived excuses.
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