Contrived and Unnatural


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Contrived adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Usage example: the contrived applause of a TV studio audience that has been told when to clap

Unnatural is a synonym for contrived in forced topic. In some cases you can use "Unnatural" instead an adjective "Contrived", when it comes to topics like overly planned.
Nearby Words: contrivance, contriving, contriver
Synonyms for Contrived


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Unnatural adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Usage example: just before the debate, the candidates flashed unnatural smiles for the cameras

Contrived is a synonym for unnatural in affected topic. You can use "Contrived" instead an adjective "Unnatural", if it concerns topics such as artificial.
Nearby Word: unnaturally
Synonyms for Unnatural

Things that words describes

manner contrived manner unnatural manner
nature contrived nature unnatural nature
luck contrived luck unnatural luck
way contrived way unnatural way
Other nouns: influence, version, ways, origins, deaths.
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