Un contrived


obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained: a contrived story.

1505–15; contrive + -ed2

contrivedly [kuhn-trahy-vid-lee] , adverb
uncontrived, adjective
well-contrived, adjective
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contrived (kənˈtraɪvd)
obviously planned, artificial, or lacking in spontaneity; forced; unnatural

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from O.Fr. controver "to find out, contrive, imagine," from V.L. contropare "to compare" (via a figure of speech), from L. com- "with" + tropus "song, musical mode," from Gk. tropos "figure of speech" (see trope). Sense evolution (in French) was from "invent with
ingenuity" to "invent falsely." Related: Contrived (c.1400); contriving (early 14c.); contrivance (1620s).
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