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1. contrivance

noun. ['kənˈtraɪvəns'] a device or control that is very useful for a particular job.

Synonyms

  • gimbal
  • device
  • appliance
  • gadgetry
  • injector
  • contraption
  • gizmo
  • convenience
  • mod con
  • gismo
  • widget

Antonyms

  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability
  • unsuitability
  • inconvenient

Etymology

  • -ance (English)
  • contrive (English)
  • contreve (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Contrivance

  • connivance

Sentences with contrivance


1. Noun, singular or mass
The rose tree or rose standard is an eye-catching horticultural contrivance.

2. contrivance

noun. ['kənˈtraɪvəns'] the faculty of contriving; inventive skill.

Synonyms

  • conception
  • invention
  • innovation
  • excogitation

Antonyms

  • ending
  • finish
  • break
  • disjoin

Etymology

  • -ance (English)
  • contrive (English)
  • contreve (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. contrivance

noun. ['kənˈtraɪvəns'] an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade.

Synonyms

  • wangling
  • scheme
  • pump-and-dump scheme
  • strategy
  • wangle
  • dodge
  • plant

Etymology

  • -ance (English)
  • contrive (English)
  • contreve (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. contrivance

noun. ['kənˈtraɪvəns'] any improvised arrangement for temporary use.

Synonyms

  • arrangement
  • lash-up
  • temporary hookup

Antonyms

  • truth
  • confront
  • stand still
  • uncreativeness

Etymology

  • -ance (English)
  • contrive (English)
  • contreve (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. contrivance

noun. ['kənˈtraɪvəns'] the act of devising something.

Synonyms

  • devisal

Antonyms

  • convenient
  • inconvenience

Etymology

  • -ance (English)
  • contrive (English)
  • contreve (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. contrivance

noun. ['kənˈtraɪvəns'] an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc..

Synonyms

  • organisation
  • system
  • organization

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • spoils system
  • merit system

Etymology

  • -ance (English)
  • contrive (English)
  • contreve (Middle English (1100-1500))
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