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


[snahr-lee] /ˈsnɑr li/
adjective, snarlier, snarliest.
full of knotty snarls; tangled.
First recorded in 1640-50; snarl2 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You haven't been more than to say snarly since the accident!

    The Rose Garden Husband Margaret Widdemer
  • The hard, snarly astringency of his character had grown sweet and mild.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Moze, however, replied with his snarly bark and climbed on steadily.

  • We are irritable at picnics, snarly at clambakes, and bored to death at dinners.

    Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks
  • 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
  • She was snappy at school and snarly at home, difficult to please, and ready to take offence at everything.

  • 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
  • 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
  • He had used the scissors on his long black mustache, and given it a snarly and unkempt appearance.

    Fighting for the Right Oliver Optic
  • Those in the Regent's Park Gardens are active, snappy, snarly, wild-looking creatures.

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