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[snahr-lee] /ˈsnɑr li/
adjective, snarlier, snarliest.
apt to snarl; easily irritated.
Origin of snarly1
1790-1800; snarl1 + -y1


[snahr-lee] /ˈsnɑr li/
adjective, snarlier, snarliest.
full of knotty snarls; tangled.
1640-50; snarl2 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Ole was silent, but permitted the steward to remove at will the long, snarly white locks, which covered his head.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • You haven't been more than to say snarly since the accident!

    The Rose Garden Husband Margaret Widdemer
  • Those in the Regent's Park Gardens are active, snappy, snarly, wild-looking creatures.

  • Moze, however, replied with his snarly bark and climbed on steadily.

  • "And, also, there is the easiest going," said a new voice with a snarly running whine in it.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • She was snappy at school and snarly at home, difficult to please, and ready to take offence at everything.

  • Over there is a funny, snarly head, with fine shreds of hair laced over a smooth shell.

    Lord Dolphin Harriet A. Cheever
  • The people look either heart-broken or snarly, like the people confined in an insane asylum at home.

    Peck's Bad Boy Abroad George W. Peck
  • And I can't get any more out of him; he is as snarly when I ask any questions as though he was mad about it all.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • He had used the scissors on his long black mustache, and given it a snarly and unkempt appearance.

    Fighting for the Right Oliver Optic

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