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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Artificially formal; Showing effects of planning or manipulation.

Usage examples (25)
  • A novel with a contrived ending
  • Adjective : a contrived story
  • Verb (used with object) : The author contrived a clever plot. ,He contrived to gain their votes
  • The "value" of 1p to 6p is a fiction contrived from the price of actual paid tickets. for more
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