Definitions for WRYraɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wryraɪ(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.

Origin of wry:

1515–25; adj. use of wry to twist, ME; OE wrīgian to go, strive, tend, swerve, c. OFris wrīgia to bend; akin to Gk rhoikós crooked


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dry, ironic, ironical, wry(adj)

    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"

  2. wry(adj)

    bent to one side

    "a wry neck"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wry(verb)

    to cover

  2. Wry

    turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth

  3. Wry

    hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place; as, wry words

  4. Wry

    wrested; perverted

  5. Wry(verb)

    to twist; to writhe; to bend or wind

  6. Wry(verb)

    to deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve

  7. Wry(adj)

    to twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex

Translations for WRY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


slightly mocking

a wry smile.

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