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wry

wry

 
pronunciation:
raI
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: wrier, wriest, wryer, wryest
definition 1: drily humorous or sardonic.
They find their uncle cold because they don't understand his wry remarks.His plays are filled with sarcasm and wry humor.
synonyms:
droll, dry, sardonic
similar words:
derisive, ironic, mocking, sarcastic, satiric, satirical, scornful, witty
definition 2: temporarily contorted, as the face, to express distaste, unwillingness, or the like.
Her wry expression told us the answer was "no."
synonyms:
contorted
similar words:
twisted
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derivations: wryly (adj.), wryness (n.)