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adjective (gnarlier, gnarliest)
  1. having or characterized by gnarls; gnarled
On the right of the station were two cottonwood trees... — Mark Goodwin, Last Words
  1. (slang) dangerous
When the swell struck, the North Shore got , and the wise ones hit the outer islands where the energy was just as juicy but a bit more organized. — Surfer Magazine, March 1977
  1. (slang) unpleasant, awful
We're not talking about a lame chick and a guy. We're talking about a couple of far-out dudes. — D. Jenkins, Baja Oklahoma
  1. (slang) excellent, attractive
"There ain't nothing gnarlier (apparently) than slapping on some brightly coloured sunblock to ward off the blinding spectre of dangerous, snow-reflected sunlight. — Glasgow Sunday Herald, 16 January 2000
  1. (slang) Of music or a sound, harsh
"She displays the same love of fuzztones and shout-it-out-loud choruses that began back in her daze sic with local all-girl rockers the Runaways. — Los Angeles Times, 12 October 1986
Translations: ;gnarled
Seegnarled (trans-top, slang: dangerous)
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trans-bottom) (trans-top, slang: unpleasant, awful)
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trans-bottom) (trans-top, slang: excellent, attractive)
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trans-bottom) (trans-top, slang: harsh (of music or sound))
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trans-bottom) Etymology: gnarl + -y


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