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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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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.
His talent seems to lie in looking contrivedly, fashionably disheveled and getting in front of cameras.
Little bits of plot manage to seep in here and there (it turns out his wife's killer is one of his fellow-con competitors) while Ian Mc-Shane is on hand for some droll comic relief as Frankenstein's supermechanic Coach and Natalie Martinez is contrivedly written to provide some sexiness in as Ames' female navigator, but otherwise Anderson just focuses on being loud and fast.