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"Contrived" is an adjective which is often translated as "artificioso", and "artificial" is an adjective which is often translated as "artificial". Learn more about the difference between "contrived" and "artificial" below.
contrived
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not believable)
a. artificioso
The whole movie was so contrived that I had to walk out after 45 minutes.Toda la película estuvo tan artificiosa que me salí a los 45 minutos.
2. (artificial)
a. forzado
The candidate's responses seemed a bit contrived during the interview.Las respuestas del candidato parecieron algo forzadas durante la entrevista.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (synthetic)
a. artificial
The artifical flowers were so well made they almost looked real.Las flores artificiales estaban tan bien hechas que casi parecían reales.
b. sintético
The sofa is upholstered in artifical leather.El sofá está tapizado en cuero sintético.
c. de imitación
Rebecca wore artificial diamonds to the party.Rebecca llevó diamantes de imitación a la fiesta.
d. postizo (hair)
A gust of wind came and blew Jeremy's artificial hair off his head.Vino una ráfaga de viento y le quito el cabello postizo de la cabeza de Jeremy.
2. (insincere)
a. afectado
I don't trust Elaine one bit; she's totally artificial.No confío en Elaine ni una pizca; es completamente afectada.
b. artificial
Rodrigo's artificial manner with clients makes me shudder.Los modos artificiales de Rodrigo con los clientes me hace estremecer.
c. forzado
There was an artificial smile on Mariano's face when he congratulated the opponent who had beaten him.En el rostro de Mariano se le veía una sonrisa forzada cuando felicitó al adversario que le había ganado.
d. falso
Can't you tell that her manner of speaking is totally artificial?¿Qué no te das cuenta que su manera de hablar es totalmente falsa?
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