Wryness Wry"ness, n. The quality or state of being wry, or distorted. --W. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

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  • wryness — wry ► ADJECTIVE (wryer, wryest or wrier, wriest) 1) using or expressing dry, especially mocking, humour. 2) (of a person s face) twisted into an expression of disgust, disappointment, or annoyance. 3) bending or twisted to one side. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • wryness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being wry big in the way it treats human beings with a wryness born of compassion Eric Goldman …   Useful english dictionary

  • wryness — noun see wry II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wryness — See wryly. * * * …   Universalium

  • wryness — noun The state of being wry …   Wiktionary

  • wryness — n. state of being distorted; state of being twisted; state of being falsified; irony, bitterness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wryness — wry·ness …   English syllables

  • wryness — See: wry …   English dictionary

  • wry — I. verb (wried; wrying) Etymology: Middle English wrien, from Old English wrigian to turn; akin to Middle High German rigel kerchief wound around the head, Greek rhiknos shriveled, Avestan urvisyeiti he turns Date: 14th century intransitive verb… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • David Brinkley — For the Maryland politician, see David R. Brinkley. David Brinkley Born July 10, 1920(1920 07 10) Wilmington, North Carolina Died June 11, 2003 …   Wikipedia

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