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snarl 1

v. snarled, snarl·ing, snarls
1. To growl viciously while baring the teeth.
2. To speak angrily or threateningly.
To utter with anger or hostility: snarled a retort.
1. A vicious growl.
2. A vicious, hostile utterance.

[Frequentative of obsolete snar, perhaps from Dutch or Low German snarren, to rattle, probably of imitative origin.]

snarl′er n.
snarl′ing·ly adv.
snarl′y adj.

snarl 2

1. A tangled mass, as of hair or yarn.
2. A confused, complicated, or tangled situation: a traffic snarl.
v. snarled, snarl·ing, snarls
To become tangled or confused.
1. To tangle or knot (hair, for example).
2. To confuse or complicate: Snow snarled the morning commute.

[Middle English snarle, trap, probably diminutive of snare; see snare1.]

snarl′er n.
snarl′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.snarly - tangled in knots or snarls; "a mass of knotted string"; "snarled thread"
tangled - in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"
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has been one of the few journals in whose every issue there have been both articles that promote the dialogue of religious traditions and articles that take up the rich but often snarly theological questions that are presupposed by or result from the dialogue--including essays that have boldly questioned Christian or other claims for unique superiority or finality.
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