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contrived

[kuh n-trahyvd] /kənˈtraɪvd/
adjective
1.
obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained:
a contrived story.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; contrive + -ed2
Related forms
contrivedly
[kuh n-trahy-vid-lee] /kənˌtraɪ vɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
uncontrived, adjective
well-contrived, adjective
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contrived

/kənˈtraɪvd/
adjective
1.
obviously planned, artificial, or lacking in spontaneity; forced; unnatural
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