Complete Definition of "gnarly"

English

Etymology
gnarl + -y

Pronunciation
(UK): IPA|/ËnÉËli/, SAMPA|/"nA:li/
(US): AHD|närʹli, IPA|/ËnÉrli/, SAMPA|/"nArli/

Adjective
en-adj|gnarlier|gnarliest

  1. having or characterized by gnarls; gnarled

#: On the right of the station were two gnarly cottonwood trees... — Mark Goodwin, Last Words

  1. slang dangerous

#: When the swell struck, the North Shore got gnarly, 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 gnarly 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 gnarly 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

Synonyms
(gnarled): gnarled, knobbly, knobby
(slang: dangerous):
(slang: unpleasant, awful): awful, dreadful, nasty
(slang: excellent, attractive): cool
(harsh (of music or sound)): discordant

Translations
;gnarled
See gnarled

trans-top|slang: dangerous
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trans-top|slang: unpleasant, awful
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trans-top|slang: excellent, attractive
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trans-top|slang: harsh (of music or sound)
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Revision and Credits for"gnarly"
  • 2007-08-31 04:06 - Mike - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/209.247.22.195|209.247.22.195]] ([[User_talk:209.247.22.195|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:AutoFormat|AutoFormat]]

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