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Meaning of wry

wry

Pronunciation: (rī), [key]
— wri•er, wri•est.
  1. produced by a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features: a wry grin.
  2. abnormally bent or turned to one side; twisted; crooked: a wry mouth.
  3. devious in course or purpose; misdirected.
  4. contrary; perverse.
  5. distorted or perverted, as in meaning.
  6. bitterly or disdainfully ironic or amusing: a wry remark.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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