Meaning of “contrived” in the English Dictionary

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"contrived" in British English

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contrivedadjective

uk /kənˈtraɪvd/ us /kənˈtraɪvd/ disapproving

(Definition of “contrived” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contrived" in American English

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contrivedadjective

us /kənˈtrɑɪvd/

too obviously designed to produce a particular result, and therefore not seeming to happen naturally:

The movie’s plot was much too contrived.

(Definition of “contrived” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)