adjective, wrier, wriest.
produced by a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features: a wry grin.
abnormally bent or turned to one side; twisted; crooked: a wry mouth.
devious in course or purpose; misdirected.
contrary; perverse.
distorted or perverted, as in meaning.
bitterly or disdainfully ironic or amusing: a wry remark.

1515–25; adj. use of wry to twist, Middle English wryen, Old English wrīgian to go, strive, tend, swerve; cognate with Dutch wrijgen to twist; akin to Old English wrigels, Latin rīcula veil, Greek rhoikós crooked

wryly, adverb
wryness, noun

2. awry, askew.

2. straight.
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wry (raɪ)
adj , wrier, wriest, wryer, 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 , wrier, wriest, wryer, wryest, wries, wrying, wried
6.  (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]

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Word Origin & History

1520s, "distorted, somewhat twisted," from obs. verb wry "to contort, to twist or turn," from O.E. wrigian "to turn, bend, move, go," from P.Gmc. *wrig- (cf. O.Fris. wrigia "to bend," M.L.G. wrich "turned, twisted"), from PIE *wreik- "to turn" (cf. Gk. rhoikos "crooked," Lith. raisas "paralysed"), from
base *wer- "to turn, bend" (see versus). Of words, thoughts, etc., from 1599. The original sense is preserved in awry.
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Example sentences
Good company and good discourse are the wry sinews of virtue.
He's also an entertaining speaker with a wry sense of humor.
Other e-mails give rise to wry chuckles, which is where this list begins.
It is also brilliantly written: dense with wry descriptions of choice
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