from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Gnarled; misshapen.
- adj. Slang Remarkable; outstanding.
- adj. Slang Unpleasant; disgusting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having or characterized by gnarls; gnarled
- adj. dangerous
- adj. unpleasant, awful, ugly
- adj. excellent, attractive
- adj. Of music or a sound, harsh
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of knots; knotty; twisted; crossgrained.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having rough or distorted knots.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
A tube can be rigged to reach bass in gnarly cover, to pick off cruisers in open water, or to coax strikes from even the most finicky bedding bass.
"I know you don't hear the word gnarly too much in conservative circles, but you're gonna start hearing it in the future!" the 44-year-old ex-actor told a crowd of about 200 assembled youths.
Thea Andrews, joking, "1891 Victorian England was a petty gnarly place -- I like that I actually got the word gnarly in a Victorian description."
The long and narrow peninsulas of the Midcoast region, which stretch from the Brunswick / Bath area through to the Camden / Rockland area, are often described as gnarly fingers that stretch into the sea.
It's important that us whites call gnarly looking black women beautiful, because we must, or we aren't human otherwise.
Yep, had a buddy place three cams near his feeders in Sept. Had some pic's of some "gnarly" deer.
No word yet on cause of death, but since he was just in Africa, we can only assume he had the ebola virus, or the hanta virus, or salmonella, or some kind of gnarly rhino wound.
Now that I've gotten the whole Twitter thing out of the way, I find myself wishing that the fiasco that is Bike Month was also out of the way, since things are getting pretty bad or "gnarly," as they say in singletrack-slaying parlance out there.
Baldwin has endeared himself to aspiring evangelical hipsters by interspersing outmoded California surferisms like "gnarly" and "awesome" into his sermons.
However, that inviting, carefree feeling is dulled by the dialogue's prolific inclusion of phrases like "gnarly" and referring to people as "dog".