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wry

adjective

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marked by the use of clever and often dark humor
  • The writer had a wry wit that was something of an acquired taste.

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The first known use of wry was in the 14th century

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wrung (out)

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wryness

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“Wry.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wry. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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