1. [syn: pout, moue, wry face]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wry \Wry\, a. [Compar. Wrier; superl. Wriest.] [Akin to OE.
wrien to twist, to bend, AS. wrigian to tend towards, to
1. Turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth.
2. Hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected;
out of place; as, wry words.
Not according to the wry rigor of our neighbors, who
never take up an old idea without some extravagance
in its application. --Landor.
3. Wrested; perverted.
He . . . puts a wry sense upon Protestant writers.
Wry face, a distortion of the countenance indicating
impatience, disgust, or discomfort; a grimace.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a disdainful grimace [syn: pout, moue, wry face]