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Synonyms for contrived
kənˈtraɪvdcon·trived

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrivedadjective

    showing effects of planning or manipulation

    "a novel with a contrived ending"

    Synonyms:
    artificial, stilted, hokey

    Antonyms:
    unplanned, unaffected

  2. artificial, contrived, hokey, stiltedadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    drippy, schmaltzy, sentimental, soppy, maudlin, mushy, stilted, soupy, artificial, mawkish, kitschy, slushy, unreal, hokey, bathetic, schmalzy

    Antonyms:
    unaffected, unplanned

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  1. List of paraphrases for "contrived":

    artificial

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#13230unreal
#24701sentimental
#37301contrived
#55867mushy
#66259hokey
#88481maudlin
#92354stilted
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#108633kitschy
#123144slushy
#137192drippy
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#203989mawkish
#230687schmaltzy

How to use contrived in a sentence?

  1. The Renewable Fuels Association:

    The recent spike in RIN prices appears contrived and driven by something other than basic supply-demand fundamentals.

  2. Elena Kagan:

    You can't read this record without sensing that this need is a contrived one.

  3. The Weekly Standard Steve Hayes:

    This explains the shift from defiance to contrition, it's totally contrived, she doesn't mean a word of it.

  4. John F. Kennedy:

    The greatest enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--delierate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth persistent, peruasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

  5. Josh Billings:

    Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.


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    • A. imperturbability
    • B. jaded
    • C. scurrilous
    • D. remonstrate

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