un·​con·​trived | \ ˌən-kən-ˈtrīvd How to pronounce uncontrived (audio) \

Definition of uncontrived

: not showing the effects of planning or devising : having an artificial or unnatural appearance or quality : not contrived But it all felt natural and uncontrived because it was written very clearly with her voice.— Jen Chaney models in uncontrived poses

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Recent Examples on the Web The line is sophisticated, but has a uncontrived spirit that plays on masculine, feminine, and historical references. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Miu Miu's Fall '19 Show Is Almost Here, and You Can Stream It Live," 5 Mar. 2019 After all, the siblings’ love of sportif-chic details, '90s influences, and uncontrived chic is one that has been cultivated in tandem. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Gigi vs. Bella! How the Hadid Sisters Do Airport Beauty," 25 Jan. 2018

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1612, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontrived.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontrived. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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