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"contrived" in British English

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contrivedadjective

uk   us   /kənˈtraɪvd/ disapproving
artificial and ​difficult to ​believe: I ​enjoyed the ​film, but ​felt the ​ending was a ​bit contrived. His ​excusesounded a ​bit contrived.
(Definition of contrived from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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contrivedadjective

 us   /kənˈtrɑɪvd/
too ​obviouslydesigned to ​produce a ​particularresult, and ​therefore not ​seeming to ​happennaturally: The movie’s ​plot was much too contrived.
(Definition of contrived from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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