[nahr-lee] /ˈnɑr li/
adjective, gnarlier, gnarliest.
Slang. distasteful; distressing; offensive; gross:
a comic noted for his gnarly humor.
another word for gnarled
(NZ, informal) good; great
(surfing, slang) difficult and dangerous
1829, “knotted and rugged,” from gnarl (see gnarled) + -y (2). Picked up 1970s as surfer slang to describe a dangerous wave; it had spread in teen slang by 1982, where it meant both “excellent” and “disgusting.”
[1980s+ Teenagers; said to have originated among 1970s surfers, describing a dangerous wave; this sense persisted among skateboarders until at least 1988]
/nar’lee/ Both obscure and hairy. “Yow! – the tuned assembler implementation of BitBlt is really gnarly!” From a similar but less specific usage in surfer slang.
[nahr] /nɑr/ verb (used without object), gnarred, gnarring. 1. to snarl; growl.
[nash] /næʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to grind or strike (the teeth) together, especially in rage or pain. 2. to bite with grinding teeth. verb (used without object) 3. to gnash the teeth. noun 4. an act of gnashing. /næʃ/ verb 1. to grind (the teeth) together, as in pain or anger 2. (transitive) […]
[glahy-seen, glahy-seen] /ˈglaɪ sin, glaɪˈsin/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a colorless, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble solid, H 2 NCH 2 COOH, the simplest amino acid: used chiefly in organic synthesis and biochemical research. Symbol: G. Abbreviation: Gly; /ˈɡlaɪsiːn; ɡlaɪˈsiːn/ noun 1. a nonessential amino acid occurring in most proteins that acts as a neurotransmitter; aminoacetic acid glycine […]
[glahy-sin] /ˈglaɪ sɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a poisonous crystalline compound, C 8 H 9 NO 3 , used as a photographic developer.