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Wry meaning

wry - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. To cover.
  2. 2. Turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth.
  3. 3. Hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place; as, wry words.
  4. 4. Wrested; perverted.
  5. 5. To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind.
  6. 6. To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve.
  7. 7. To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex.
  8. 8. Twisted; distorted; turned to one side.

wry - examples of usage

  1. Peter Rabbit made a wry face as he listened to Sammy Jay shrieking at the top of his voice as he flew through the Green Forest and over the Green Meadows," Peter Rabbit's married!" - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. Peter swelled himself out and tried to look as big as he could when he said this, but swelling himself out this way reminded him of how stiff and sore he was from the wounds given him by Hooty the Owl, and he made a wry face. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. He made a wry face, never before having smoked American tobacco. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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