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synonyms for wry

  • droll
  • ironic
  • mocking
  • sardonic
  • warped
  • askew
  • aslant
  • awry
  • contorted
  • crooked
  • cynical
  • deformed
  • dry
  • twisted
  • uneven
See also synonyms for: wryness
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antonyms for wry

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  • straight
  • straightforward
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How to use wry in a sentence

Richardson took wry pleasure in observing the effect on her social life of her appointment as chief tax collector.
MARGARET RICHARDSON, IRS COMMISSIONER DURING CLINTON’S FIRST TERM, DIES AT 78ADAM BERNSTEINJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The man in these posts comes across as a devoted dad and husband with a wry sense of humor, who likes fishing, grilling and secretly watching The Golden Girls.
INSIDE ONE COMBAT VET'S JOURNEY FROM DEFENDING HIS COUNTRY TO STORMING THE CAPITOLW.J. HENNIGAN/WASHINGTONJULY 9, 2021TIME
She’s maintained a wry humor through all the heartbreaking cases.
WITH 12 MEN EXONERATED, THE FORCE BEHIND MARYLAND’S INNOCENCE PROJECT HANGS IT UPTIM PRUDENTEJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Their job, he said with a wry smile, was to give away money, and they should be getting down on their hands and knees to thank you for giving them the opportunity to support something important.
IN DREAMS BEGIN RESPONSIBILITIES: THE BOUNTIFUL LIFE OF VARTAN GREGORIANRICHARD STENGELAPRIL 18, 2021TIME
When he does appear, he dispenses irony with the wry observational voice of an immortal.
LEIGH BARDUGO’S ‘RULE OF WOLVES’ IS THE LATEST ACTION-PACKED INSTALLMENT IN THE GRISHAVERSE SAGAELLEN MORTONAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“I did travel extensively on the Bureau of Prisons’ dime,” Sawyer said, with a wry laugh.
COULD D.C. STATEHOOD REACH ALL THE WAY INTO THE PRISON SYSTEM?PETULA DVORAKMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In 1999, Sedaris quit drinking—and his prolific body of work in the ensuing years is a testament to the fact that drinking was never the key to his wry, witty genius.
GIVING UP ALCOHOL DOESN’T MEAN SACRIFICING CREATIVITYSARAH TODDMARCH 14, 2021QUARTZ
I remember my grandfather commenting—wry amusement tinged with grim resignation—that what made him finally feel old was seeing his children reach middle age.
OVER TIME, BUDDHISM AND SCIENCE AGREE - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGDAVID P. BARASHDECEMBER 23, 2020NAUTILUS
Lurie mastered the brisk and wry detachment often associated with Jane Austen, whose books were similarly concerned with social mores and relationships between the sexes.
ALISON LURIE, PULITZER-WINNING NOVELIST OF MORDANT WIT AND BOUNDLESS EMPATHY, DIES AT 94PHOEBE CONNELLYDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There are novelty mugs that serve only one purpose—amusement—and then there are those that go a step further and throw in a side of wry practicality.
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WORDS RELATED TO WRY

  • contemptuous
  • derisive
  • ironic
  • misanthropic
  • misanthropical
  • mocking
  • pessimistic
  • sarcastic
  • sardonic
  • scoffing
  • scornful
  • skeptical
  • sneering
  • suspicious
  • unbelieving
  • wry
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