Wry definitions

The definition of wry is a mocking, biting or sarcastic sort of humor, or an unpleasant facial expression used to indicate displeasure.

An example of wry humor is a sarcastic joke.

An example of a wry expression is when you wrinkle up your face when you taste something you dislike.

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Funny in an understated, sarcastic, or ironic way.

A wry sense of humor.

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Temporarily twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure.

Made a wry face.

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Abnormally twisted or bent to one side; crooked.

A wry nose.

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To writhe or twist.
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Turned or bent to one side; twisted.
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Made by twisting or distorting the features.

A wry face.

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Distorted, as in meaning.
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Dry, ironic, sardonic, etc.

Wry humor.

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(obsolete) To cover; clothe; cover up; cloak; hide.
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To twist or contort (the body, face etc.).
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Turned away, contorted (of the face or body).

A wry mouth.

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Dryly humorous; sardonic or ironic.
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Deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place.
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Origin of wry

From Middle English wrien, from Old English wrÄ«Ä¡ian (“to go, turn, twist, bend, strive, struggle, press forward, endeavor, venture"), from Proto-Germanic *wrigōnÄ… (“to wriggle"), from Proto-Indo-European *wreiḱ- (“to turn, wrap, tie"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to turn, bend"). Compare awry, wriggle.