contrived
[ kuhn-trahyvd ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from Old French contreuve-, stressed stem of controver ‘imagine, invent’, from medieval Latin contropare ‘compare’.
Synonyms
  • false
  • phony
  • forced
Antonyms
  • genuine
  • real
  • unforced
Definition
obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained
Example
Their relationship was contrived and everyone knew it.
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