from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Obviously planned or calculated; not spontaneous or natural; labored: a novel with a contrived ending.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of contrive.
- adj. unnatural, forced
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- adj. showing effects of planning or manipulation
- adj. artificially formal
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