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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
wry
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