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What does "Wry" mean?


(a.) To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex (superl.) Hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place; as, wry words (superl.) Turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth (superl.) Wrested; perverted (v. i.) To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve (v. i.) To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind (v. t.) To cover

Synonyms sardonic, ironic, sarcastic, dry, crooked, humorous, ironical, humourous

Example: "A wry neck" Example: "A wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing- Irwin Edman" Example: "With a wry Scottish wit"

Word Family wryer, wryest, wryly