gnarly gnarly  /ˈnɑr li/


  • (adj) used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots



  1. A Feast for Crows isn't pretty elves against gnarly orcs.
  2. Since then gnarly murders and vicious turf wars have broken out in both Mexico and Guatemala, as traffickers seek to reposition their operations.
  3. The environment is getting gnarly.


  1. Olalla Lake Triathlon set for June 29

    The Olalla Lake Off-Road Triathlon features a course that is hard to beat. This race is characterized by gnarly hill climbs, both the bike and the run course feature some seriously fun and challenging hills, and if organizers could add one to the swim, they would.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Newport News-Times

  2. Pond Need a Xanax in Super Trippy 'Xanman' Video

    Tame Impala offshoot Pond specialize in a gnarly sort of freewheeling psych-rock that seems ill-fit for proper studios and other hi-def niceties. The song "Xanman," for instance, is a wild and wooly barell-ride down a memory lane occupied by Marc Bolan, Roky Erickson, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant — it's freaky and raw and catchy nonetheless...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Spin


    LATHROP – They don’t call him “Gnarly” for just any reason.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Manteca Bulletin


  1. "It's certainly gnarly but Bode's just talking. I hardly doubt he won't race it," said Nyman, who won the downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, in December.
    on Jan 29, 2007 By: Steven Nyman Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I was supposed to go with [Travis] to South Carolina, and at the last minute, I had this gnarly feeling and said 'I don't think we should fly together anymore,'" Shanna Moakler, 33, told Us.
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Shanna Moakler Source: FOXNews

  3. "The rough is up and spotty in some spots where it's real gnarly and laying all over the place," said Stricker, 21st in the standings with 97,300 points. "It's going to be difficult if you hit it in the rough. And the greens provide a...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Steve Stricker Source: USA Today

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