something planned to look spontaneous
Bill sounded so contrived when he pleaded not guilty
Something produced to look "all new" and shit but having the same content and atmosphere about it. These things are but are not limited to: actors, comedians, designers, TV shows, music, toys, appearance, sexual activity, even so much as a state of mind.
" I don't know, man...everything in our culture in this day and age is so contrived."
"pixar and dreamworks movies are very contrived"
"Hipsters actually are EXTREMELY contrived."