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1. Gnarled; misshapen.
a. Characterized by violent motion; powerful or turbulent: gnarly waves.
b. Unpleasant or difficult.
c. Remarkable; outstanding.
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adj, gnarlier or gnarliest
1. another word for gnarled
2. informal NZ good; great
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) surfing slang difficult and dangerous
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adj. gnarl•i•er, gnarl•i•est.
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|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"
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