Definitions for WRYraɪ

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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

  8. Origin: [OE. wrien. See Wry, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wry

    rī, adj. twisted or turned to one side: not in the right direction.—n. (prov.) distortion.—v.i. (Shak.) to go astray.—v.t. to give a twist to, pervert.—n. Wry′bill, a New Zealand plover with bill bent sideways.—adv. Wry′ly.—adj. Wry′-mouthed, having a crooked mouth, unflattering.—n. Wry′-neck, a twisted or distorted neck: a small bird allied to the woodpecker, which twists round its head strangely when surprised.—adj. Wry′-necked.—n. Wry′ness.—Make a wry face, or mouth, to pucker up the face, or mouth, in sign of disgust or pain. [A.S. wrigian, to drive, bend. Ult. conn. with wriggle and writhe.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WRY in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WRY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Traherne:

    A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.

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Translations for WRY

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sarkastický, pokřivený, křivý, jízlivýCzech
  • verdreht, gewunden, ironisch, sarkastisch, schiefGerman
  • torcidoSpanish
  • vääntää, vääntynyt, kääntynyt, pois, kiero, kuiva, johtaa harhaanFinnish
  • masamIndonesian
  • stortoItalian
  • subringenturLatin
  • zich, droog, verwringen, wringen, wegdraaien, ironisch, verdraaid, verwrongen, afkeren, verdraaienDutch
  • förvriden, ironisk, syrlig, spydig, skev, torrSwedish

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