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.
historical examples

the triumph of john kars ridgwell cullum

adjective wrier, wriest, wryer, wryest
twisted, contorted, or askew
(of a facial expression) produced or characterized by contorting of the features, usually indicating dislike
drily humorous; sardonic
warped, misdirected, or perverse
(of words, thoughts, etc) unsuitable or wrong
verb wries, wrying, wried
(transitive) to twist or contort

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