Synonyms of contrivance


1. appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget, device

usage: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

2. contrivance, invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design

usage: the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"

3. contrivance, stratagem, dodge, scheme, strategy

usage: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"

4. contrivance, arrangement, organization, organisation, system

usage: an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.; "the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"

5. lash-up, contrivance, arrangement

usage: any improvised arrangement for temporary use

6. devisal, contrivance, invention

usage: the act of devising something

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Definition and meaning of contrivance (Dictionary)