Contrived vs. Pretentious — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Contrived and Pretentious
Contrived was a Canadian indie rock band, active in the 2000s. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Montreal, Quebec, the band consisted of Mike Bigelow, Loel Campbell, Mike MacNeill, Tim D'Eon and Jon Samuel.
Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed
The pretentious jargon of wine experts
Pretentious art films
Obviously planned or calculated; not spontaneous or natural; labored
A novel with a contrived ending.
Claiming that or behaving as if one is important or deserving of merit when such is not the case
A pretentious socialite.
Simple past tense and past participle of contrive
Showing or betraying an attitude of superiority
Made pretentious remarks about his education.
Created in a deliberate, rather than natural or spontaneous, way.
Marked by an extravagant or presumptuous outward show; ostentatious
A pretentious house.
Unnatural, forced; artificial, or unrealistic.
Intended to impress others.
Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.
Showing effects of planning or manipulation;
A novel with a contrived ending
Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
That artificial humility that her husband hated
A stilted letter of acknowledgment
When people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation
Full of pretension; disposed to lay claim to more than is one's; presuming; assuming.
Making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction;
A pretentious country house
A pretentious fraud
A pretentious scholarly edition
Intended to attract notice and impress others;
An ostentatious sable coat
Of a display that is tawdry or vulgar