Associations to the word «Contrived»


CONTRIVED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of contrive
CONTRIVED, adjective. Unnatural, forced

Dictionary definition

CONTRIVED, adjective. Showing effects of planning or manipulation; "a novel with a contrived ending".
CONTRIVED, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb