HyperDic: contrived

English > 2 senses of the word contrived:
ADJECTIVEallcontrivedshowing effects of planning or manipulation
allcontrived, artificial, hokey, stiltedartificially formal
contrived > pronunciation
Rhymesdeprived ... revived: 4 rhymes with ayvd...
English > contrived: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing effects of planning or manipulation.
Example"a novel with a contrived ending"
Broaderplanneddesigned or carried out according to a plan
English > contrived: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningartificially formal.
Example "contrived coyness"
Synonymsartificial, hokey, stilted
Broaderaffected, unnaturalspeaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
Spanishafectado, artificial, forzado
Catalanafectat, artificial, forçat

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