adjective (gnarlier, gnarliest)
- 1Gnarled.More example sentences
- Tucked away in the forest, and only accessible to those with local knowledge, its old contorted paperbark trees exhibited gnarly branches, trunks and burls.
- The tree itself had been small and gnarly, withered and twisted like the arthritic seizure of an old man.
- Once again, I defer to Timothy Gowers and his masterful lecture, where he spells out in detail how research contributions can be twisted, gnarly things that are hard to linearize.
- 2North American • informal Difficult, dangerous, or challenging: she battled through the gnarly first sequence[originally surfers' slang, perhaps from the appearance of rough sea]More example sentences
- The two things you need to know about Steve Roche, are that he gets things done and he does bizarre gnarly and difficult tricks on a skateboard.
- ‘Parts of Scotland are fantastic, really hardcore, gnarly, dangerous,’ he enthuses, fidgeting as he seems to imagine himself negotiating a climb.
- Grob was giddy as hell up there, because the gnarly floes offered a rare challenge to a jaded ice-breaker.
- 2.1Unpleasant; unattractive: train stations can be pretty gnarly placesMore example sentences
- Yep, we have rolling blackouts, gnarly gas prices - over two bucks a gallon - and it's really not even sunny right now, either.
- Beeswax melts at a higher temperature than something like paraffin and you could actually give yourself some gnarly blisters this way.
- I'll trade in my sandals, shorts and sunnies for a hip flask of brandy and a gnarly old jacket which can't quite keep the wind out.
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