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Dictionary entry overview: What does contrived mean?
• CONTRIVED (adjective)
The adjective CONTRIVED has 2 senses:
1. showing effects of planning or manipulation
2. artificially formal
Familiarity information: CONTRIVED used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||contrived [BACK TO TOP]|
Showing effects of planning or manipulation
a novel with a contrived ending
planned (designed or carried out according to a plan)
|Sense 2||contrived [BACK TO TOP]|
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
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