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wry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwrywry /raΙͺ/ adjective [only before noun] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š FUNNYa wry expression or wry humour shows that you know a situation is bad, but you also think it is slightly amusing πŸ”Š β€˜Was it as bad as you expected?’ Travis gave a wry smile. β€”wryly adverb
Examples from the Corpus
wryβ€’ Knowing this, Googol tried to be wry about his own feelings and eschewed any dandified garb such as Jaq now sported.β€’ Perhaps, to some extent, she thought with wry amusement, she owed her professional success to Jake.β€’ A dash of wry cynicism might have helped another woman, but that was not Franca's way.β€’ She relaxed and told Jay about her life, with the wry humour of a survivor.β€’ And he retains the sense of wry humour which he reckons every newspaperman needs, if only to keep him sane.β€’ This is a delicious comedy full of wry observations and delightful fun-poking at the world of movie-making.β€’ Somehow, he derived a strange, wry satisfaction from this thought.β€’ a wry smileβ€’ In spite of herself, Lisa smiled a wry smile.
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