Examples of contrived in a Sentence
- … it may remind readers of Christopher Nolan's ingeniously contrived mystery film "Memento" … —Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2005
- The music industry has become far more image conscious and contrived since her first album affected me so profoundly … —Lisa Marie Presley, Time, 18 Apr. 2005
- There are some who scorn that sterling art form, the afternoon soap opera, alleging that its characters are unbelievable, its plots contrived and its action negligible. —Lydel Sims, Assignment: Memphis, 1982
The movie's contrived ending was a big disappointment.
The results of the test seemed somewhat contrived.
Recent Examples of contrived from the Web
My daughter , my family,my self have all suffered for the contrived, malicious hate crime against me.
My experience has been that stories like that are quite contrived.
Some athletes are protesting the loss of black lives by kneeling during a contrived moment of unity that is as false as the narrative that America has been in good hands since last November.
And the contrived date restriction that DeSantis proposes would improperly inhibit investigators, prosecutors, and ultimately the grand jury.
The play-in games, however contrived, make for a fitting start. * * * In Tuesday night’s American League Wild Card contest, the New York Yankees fell behind in a hurry.
Such parables may seem too contrived to be illuminating.
But some of Herman’s repertoire, frankly, can seem a bit contrived and boorish.
Aptiv sounds like a contrived name workshopped to death by branding executives in windowless conference room.
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Synonymsaffected, assumed, bogus, artificial, factitious, fake, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnatural
Antonymsartless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced
Related Wordsautomatic, canned, concocted, fabricated, hokey, labored, manufactured, pat, unauthentic, unreal, unrealistic; double-dealing, empty, facile, hollow, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, two-faced, unctuous; exaggerated, histrionic, melodramatic, overacted, overdone, theatrical (also theatric); cute, cutesy, genteel, goody-goody, mincing, overrefined, simpering; conventional, formal, impersonal, inflexible, rigid, stiff, stylized, wooden; artful, calculated, conscious, cultivated, deliberate, premeditated, studied
Near Antonymsauthentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudied
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