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con·trived

 (kən-trīvd′)
adj.
Obviously planned or calculated; not spontaneous or natural; labored: a novel with a contrived ending.

con·triv′ed·ly (-trī′vĭd-lē, -trīvd′lē) adv.

contrived

(kənˈtraɪvd)
adj
obviously planned, artificial, or lacking in spontaneity; forced; unnatural

con•trived

(kənˈtraɪvd)

adj.
obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained: a contrived story.
[1505–15]
con•triv′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contrived - showing effects of planning or manipulation; "a novel with a contrived ending"
planned - designed or carried out according to a plan; "the planned outlays for new equipment"
2.contrived - 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"
affected, unnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

contrived

adjective forced, planned, laboured, strained, artificial, elaborate, unnatural, overdone, recherché It mustn't sound like a contrived compliment.
natural, relaxed, genuine, spontaneous, unaffected, unpretentious, unforced, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), unconstrained, unfeigned

contrived

adjective
Not natural or spontaneous:
Translations

contrived

[kənˈtraɪvd] ADJartificial

contrived

[kənˈtraɪvd] adj (pejorative)
(= not spontaneous) → forcé(e)
(= unconvincing) [plot] → tiré(e) par les cheveux

contrived

adjgestellt; style alsogekünstelt

contrived

[kənˈtraɪvd] adjinnaturale, forzato/a
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These two families - separated, since both are British after all, by class as much as piety - are swiftly, if somewhat contrivedly, drawn together.
the fictive character of a modern Don Juan appears, as if it was historical, in flesh and bones, in the pages of those contrived love sonatas narrated by himself to sell them, with the help of the historical figure of Nicaraguan poet RubenDario (whose published poems include an autumnal sonnet in honour of Bradomin) who, well-known, leaves the real social world of the bohemia to enter as a fictive character in a new genre, the esperpento, where a contrivedly hybrid character between Max Estrella and Alejandro Sawa plays the leading role, the latter being a friend of both Valle-Inclan and Dario [.
Although there is something contrivedly cute about the matched nicknames, they fit the characters, who otherwise have so much real, complicated, raw, funny, awful, hopeful, lovable struggle about them that they overcome the contrivance.