Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being gnarly.

Etymologies

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gnarly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I'm scared of how, if I gave in to this gnarliness, this greyness, my present popularity and support system would likely fail.

    Darker than grey.

  • They've always favored the hardcore half of the thrash-metal hybrid-they use shouty skate-punk vocals instead of death growls, for instance, and backbeats intead of blastbeats-and the exuberant adolescent gnarliness of their lyrics and imagery is an effective antidote to metal's creeping self-seriousness.

    Chicago Reader

  • Grading - Many of of us like the intensity and gnarliness of the lower grades, but you won't find them in supermarkets.

    Maggie's Farm

  • As if the videos weren't enough to highlight your gnarliness, Contour's newest camera, the ContourGPS adds a second round to the helmet-cam pissing match: Integrated (wait for it) GPS with a map embedded in the video.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • DD: The gnarliness of my earliest stuff was a little unintentional; everything I've put out so far I was just working with what I had access to.

    Pitchfork: Latest News

  • Where G-Brand found so much gnarliness I am not sure, but I applaud his ability to cultivate it and put it into action figure form.

    Destructoid

  • Iron Man is the perfect storm of badassary, debilitating wit, tester-octane explosives, and tongue-in-cheek gnarliness.

    Pajiba

  • Two or three sequences hold up with some of the best ever committed to celluloid, and despite the gnarliness of its narrative - thick with flashbacks and digressions - "Watchmen" makes perfect sense.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Two or three sequences hold up with some of the best ever committed to celluloid, and despite the gnarliness of its narrative — thick with flashbacks and digressions — “Watchmen” makes perfect sense.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Iron Man is the perfect storm of badassary, debilitating wit, tester-octane explosives, and tongue-in-cheek gnarliness … Moreover, for all its implausibility,

    Pajiba

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