Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being wry or distorted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being wry, or distorted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being wry

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Examples

  • So the publishers put, let's say, a little bit of extra effort into VELLUM (to understate it with a certain wryness).

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  • So the publishers put, let's say, a little bit of extra effort into VELLUM (to understate it with a certain wryness).

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  • There's a kind of wryness — I'm sure Chekhov didn't expect you to have an evening of loud laughter.

    A Modern Chekhov

  • Her heritage is about imagination and storytelling with large doses of passion and wryness which is reflected in her work.

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  • Her heritage is about imagination and storytelling with large doses of passion and wryness which is reflected in her work.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • "We don't surf here much," says Ed, with a wryness that masks a deep reverence for the culture and traditions of his adopted home.

    Surfing: a lucky break in Kerala

  • Tod Randolph, who is a woman, has been cast as the melancholy Jaques and plays him or is it her? with lemony wryness.

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  • That Monaghan's efforts here engage the same strategies as those used to create Coke's animated polar bears only enhances the wryness of his riff.

    James Rieck and Jonathan Monaghan at Hamiltonian Gallery

  • There was a degree of wryness in the slanting line of his mouth.

    Western Man

  • Her short and polished sentences are underscored by a ruthless clarity of vision and an underhanded wryness that hurts—and was most likely meant to hurt.

    A Supremely Disabused Writer

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