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wryly

[ rahy-lee ]
/ ˈraɪ li /
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adverb
in a mockingly or amusingly ironic way: It will be an evening of wryly thoughtful musing, whimsical conversation, and a few old-timey songs.
in a bitter or scornful way; sardonically: The writer wryly adds that he has complete faith in humanity's ability to wake up at the alarm and promptly hit the snooze button.
in a distorted, bent, or lopsided manner:His lips twisted wryly at the acknowledgment.
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Origin of wryly

wry + -ly

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