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wry

 (rī)
adj. wri·er (rī′ər), wri·est (rī′ĭst) or wry·er or wry·est
1. Funny in an understated, sarcastic, or ironic way: a wry sense of humor.
2. Temporarily twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure: made a wry face.
3. Archaic Abnormally twisted or bent to one side; crooked: a wry nose.

[From Middle English wrien, to turn, from Old English wrīgian; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wry′ly adv.
wry′ness n.

wry

(raɪ)
adj, wrier, wriest, wryer or wryest
1. twisted, contorted, or askew
2. (of a facial expression) produced or characterized by contorting of the features, usually indicating dislike
3. drily humorous; sardonic
4. warped, misdirected, or perverse
5. (of words, thoughts, etc) unsuitable or wrong
vb, wries, wrying or wried
(tr) to twist or contort
[C16: from dialect wry to twist, from Old English wrīgian to turn; related to Old Frisian wrīgia to bend, Old Norse riga to move, Middle Low German wrīch bent, stubborn]
ˈwryly adv
ˈwryness n

wry

(raɪ)

adj. wri•er, wri•est.
1. distorted; lopsided: a wry grin.
2. abnormally bent or turned to one side; twisted.
3. devious in course or purpose; misdirected.
4. contrary; perverse.
5. bitingly ironic or amusing: a wry remark.
[1515–25; adj. use of wry to twist, Middle English; Old English wrīgian to go, strive, tend, swerve, c. Old Frisian wrīgia to bend; akin to Greek rhoikós crooked]
wry′ly, adv.
wry′ness, n.

wry


Past participle: wried
Gerund: wrying

Imperative
wry
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Present
I wry
you wry
he/she/it wries
we wry
you wry
they wry
Preterite
I wried
you wried
he/she/it wried
we wried
you wried
they wried
Present Continuous
I am wrying
you are wrying
he/she/it is wrying
we are wrying
you are wrying
they are wrying
Present Perfect
I have wried
you have wried
he/she/it has wried
we have wried
you have wried
they have wried
Past Continuous
I was wrying
you were wrying
he/she/it was wrying
we were wrying
you were wrying
they were wrying
Past Perfect
I had wried
you had wried
he/she/it had wried
we had wried
you had wried
they had wried
Future
I will wry
you will wry
he/she/it will wry
we will wry
you will wry
they will wry
Future Perfect
I will have wried
you will have wried
he/she/it will have wried
we will have wried
you will have wried
they will have wried
Future Continuous
I will be wrying
you will be wrying
he/she/it will be wrying
we will be wrying
you will be wrying
they will be wrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wrying
you have been wrying
he/she/it has been wrying
we have been wrying
you have been wrying
they have been wrying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wrying
you will have been wrying
he/she/it will have been wrying
we will have been wrying
you will have been wrying
they will have been wrying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wrying
you had been wrying
he/she/it had been wrying
we had been wrying
you had been wrying
they had been wrying
Conditional
I would wry
you would wry
he/she/it would wry
we would wry
you would wry
they would wry
Past Conditional
I would have wried
you would have wried
he/she/it would have wried
we would have wried
you would have wried
they would have wried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wry - humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
2.wry - bent to one side; "a wry neck"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"

wry

adjective
Marked by or displaying contemptuous mockery of the motives or virtues of others:
Translations
بابْتِسامَةٍ ساخِرَه
ironiskspydig
kuiva
kényszeredett
kaldhæînislegur
sājšskābs
biraz alaycı

wry

[raɪ] ADJ [person, sense of humour, remark] → irónico
to make a wry facehacer una mueca, torcer el gesto

wry

[ˈraɪ] adj
(= amused and annoyed) [smile, expression] → désabusé(e)
(= ironic) [remark, sense of humour, comedy] → désabusé(e)

wry

adj (= ironical)ironisch; joke, sense of humour etctrocken; to make or pull a wry facedas Gesicht verziehen

wry

[raɪ] adjbeffardo/a
to make a wry face → fare una smorfia

wry

(rai) adjective
slightly mocking. a wry smile.
ˈwryly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Miss Crocker tasted first, made a wry face, and drank some water hastily.
with all the fervor of a camp-meeting;--while old Cudjoe, rubbing his eyes very hard with his cuffs, and making a most uncommon variety of wry faces, occasionally responded in the same key, with great fervor.
For how was it possible to believe that those large brown protuberant eyes in Silas Marner's pale face really saw nothing very distinctly that was not close to them, and not rather that their dreadful stare could dart cramp, or rickets, or a wry mouth at any boy who happened to be in the rear?
She broke into wild exclamations of grief, and he drew her head down and kissed her with a tender action which she could not resist, and a wry face which she did not see.
Money, I suppose," said Lord Fermor, making a wry face.
Nay, nay," began the Bishop with a wry face, "this is requiting me ill indeed.
Passepartout, who had now rejoined his master, made a wry grimace, as he thought of his magnificent, but too frail Indian shoes.
said Sylvie, who had put a spoonful of it to her lips, and was making a wry face over it.
Once or twice it made wry faces at swallowing a mouthful of water, and choked a spluttered as if on the point of strangling.
Tristram continued, with a wry face, "I don't do much in pictures.
Ah, your absent friend," he said, making a wry mouth.
Martin made a wry little grimace of amusement as he realized suddenly that even at the very gate of death it was still on life, his life, that his thoughts dwelt.