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contrived

adjective uk   /kənˈtraɪvd/ disapproving us  
clever rather than honest: His excuse sounded a bit contrived.Affected and insincere artificial and difficult to believe: I enjoyed the film, but felt the ending was a bit contrived.Affected and insincereNatural and artificial
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