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wry

(ri) abnormally twisted; bent to one side; crooked or contorted.

wry

distorted, twisted to one side.

wry bite
see wry mouth.
wry nose
see nasal deviation.
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By turns thrilling, grittily violent and wrily amusing, it's always compelling.
There's not going to be any social justice on a dead planet," he remarked wrily.
Of course," Smith observes wrily, "if my consultant says one thing, and someone else's consultant says the other, you haven't gained much.
Einstein wrily commented, "I didn't know I was worth that much.
He would, therefore, doubtless have been wrily amused to see some of the also-rans and professional hangers-on among the assembled mass paying homage.
A meritocracy or "aristocracy of talent" is a parody of democracy; in it the best and the brightest flee the common lot and buttress themselves in a world of privilege, which, as Lasch wrily observed, is "the very definition of meritocratic success.
Robins and Post wrily comment: "Apparently etiquette in Stalin's Kremlin included suggesting the possibility of murder to a grieving widow and encouraging her in finding the perpetrator" (p.
It is wrily amusing that Himmelfarb and Stalin share a common intellectual fountainhead in Hegel; but if she has cast herself as Minerva, her owl is flying from dusk into Stygian blackness (I can play these games, too).
Most of the pieces chosen represent aspects of Jacob's wrily comic vision.