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Contrived vs. Pretentious

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Contrived

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.
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Pretentious

Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed
The pretentious jargon of wine experts
Pretentious art films
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Contrived

Obviously planned or calculated; not spontaneous or natural; labored
A novel with a contrived ending.
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Pretentious

Claiming that or behaving as if one is important or deserving of merit when such is not the case
A pretentious socialite.
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Contrived

Simple past tense and past participle of contrive
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Pretentious

Showing or betraying an attitude of superiority
Made pretentious remarks about his education.
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Contrived

Created in a deliberate, rather than natural or spontaneous, way.
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Pretentious

Marked by an extravagant or presumptuous outward show; ostentatious
A pretentious house.
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Contrived

Unnatural, forced; artificial, or unrealistic.
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Pretentious

Intended to impress others.
Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.
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Contrived

Showing effects of planning or manipulation;
A novel with a contrived ending
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Pretentious

Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
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Contrived

Artificially formal;
That artificial humility that her husband hated
Contrived coyness
A stilted letter of acknowledgment
When people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation
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Pretentious

Full of pretension; disposed to lay claim to more than is one's; presuming; assuming.
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Pretentious

Making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction;
A pretentious country house
A pretentious fraud
A pretentious scholarly edition
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Pretentious

Intended to attract notice and impress others;
An ostentatious sable coat
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Pretentious

Of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
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