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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 ?
At first he made a wry face, but, one after another, the skins and the cores disappeared.
But Vronsky gazed at him exactly as he did at the lamp, and the young man made a wry face, feeling that he was losing his self-possession under the oppression of this refusal to recognize him as a person.
During many hours of the short winter days, however, when it was dusk there early in the afternoon, changing distortions of herself in her wheeled chair, of Mr Flintwinch with his wry neck, of Mistress Affery coming and going, would be thrown upon the house wall that was over the gateway, and would hover there like shadows from a great magic lantern.
Nay, nay," began the Bishop with a wry face, "this is requiting me ill indeed.
Once or twice it made wry faces at swallowing a mouthful of water, and choked a spluttered as if on the point of strangling.
Passepartout, who had now rejoined his master, made a wry grimace, as he thought of his magnificent, but too frail Indian shoes.
I consent," said the doctor, "but you must not make too many wry faces when we come to throw some thousands of crowns' worth overboard.
The doctor and valet lifted the cloak with which he was covered and, making wry faces at the noisome smell of mortifying flesh that came from the wound, began examining that dreadful place.
When Bertha Kircher had repeated Usanga's proposition to the aviator, the latter shrugged his shoulders and with a wry face finally agreed.
He made a wry face and attempted to wash the taste away with coffee.
The playwright gave Mainhall a curious look out of his deep-set faded eyes and made a wry face.
To look at your wry face, one would think that our rescue from the Arctic regions was a downright misfortune.