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gnarl·y

 (när′lē)
adj.
1. Gnarled; misshapen.
2. Slang
a. Characterized by violent motion; powerful or turbulent: gnarly waves.
b. Unpleasant or difficult.
c. Remarkable; outstanding.

gnarly

(ˈnɑːlɪ)
adj, gnarlier or gnarliest
1. another word for gnarled
2. informal NZ good; great
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) surfing slang difficult and dangerous

gnarl•y

(ˈnɑr li)

adj. gnarl•i•er, gnarl•i•est.
gnarled.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gnarly - used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"