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Deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously,
  1. Deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously
    • - the carefully contrived image of party unity
  2. Giving a sense of artificiality
    • - the ending of the novel is too pat and contrived

  1. showing effects of planning or manipulation; "a novel with a contrived ending"
  2. artificial: artificially formal; "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"
  3. (contrive) plan: make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
  4. (contrive) invent: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
  5. (contrive) project: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
  6. Contrived is a Canadian indie rock band based in Halifax and Montreal that formed in June 2000. The band consists of Mike Bigelow, Loel Campbell, Mike MacNeill, Tim D'Eon and Jon Samuel. They are signed to Hand Drawn Dracula. ...
  7. Contrive are a heavy metal band from Melbourne, Australia formed in 1999. Their musical style has been compared to that of Sepultura.
  8. unnatural, forced
  9. (contrive) To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot; To invent, to make devices; to form designs especially by improvisation; To project, cast, or set forth, as in a projection of light