contrived(redirected from contrivedly)
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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.
obviously planned, artificial, or lacking in spontaneity; forced; unnatural
obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained: a contrived story.
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|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"|