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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontrivedcon‧trived /kənˈtraɪvd/ adjective  REAL/NOT IMAGINARYseeming false and not natural The characters are as contrived as the plot.
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contrivedThere's something very contrived about the whole story.The script is contrived and unbelievable.These are far less formal, contrived changes than those in the documentary novels.One critic described the movie as "a stale and hopelessly contrived comedy".Notice that the principle of contextual plausibility allows legitimacy to expressions which arise in the contrived contexts of the classroom.And if his comparison was contrived, it is no less valid for that.If you succumb to the temptation to tell contrived jokes, ration yourself to two per day.
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