The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wry \Wry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wried; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrying.] [OE. wrien. See Wry,
] To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex.
--Sir P. Sidney.
Guests by hundreds, not one caring If the dear host's neck were wried.
vb. (en-past of: wry)
adj. humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit" [syn: dry, ironic, ironical]
bent to one side; "a wry neck"
disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking; "his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner; "a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman [syn: sardonic]