French translation of 'contrived'
- (= not spontaneous)
- (= unconvincing) [plot]
tiré(e) par les cheveux
Example Sentences Including 'contrived'
Or if their adventure had been contrived and cynical on her part.The Ambassador's Women
Much more fluently than her somewhat contrived accent led her hosts to believe.TREASON KEEP (2001)
The tinkling, unearthly sound combined with the rush of water contrived a suffocating cacophony.The Sound of Murder
Trends of 'contrived'
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- (= bring about) [situation]
- (= improvise) [object]
- (= manage)
to contrive to do sth
s'arranger pour faire qch,
trouver le moyen de faire qch
Example Sentences Including 'contrive'
I tried to contrive some way to get close to either Civil Bresinga's wine glass or his plate, but to no avail.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
He might signal her, might discreetly contrive to pass her a note.When the Apricots Bloom
Too much risk of exposure at immigration, without the sort of elaborate cover they can't afford to give themselves the time to contrive.Lohengrin
'contrived' in Other Languages
Translation of contrived from the Collins English to French Dictionary