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gnarled

[ nahrld ]
/ nɑrld /
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adjective

(of trees) full of or covered with gnarls; bent; twisted.
having a rugged, weather-beaten appearance: a gnarled old sea captain.
crabby; cantankerous.

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Origin of gnarled

First recorded in 1595–1605; variant of knurled

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un·gnarled, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gnarled

gnarled
/ (nɑːld) /

adjective

having gnarls
(esp of hands) rough, twisted, and weather-beaten in appearance
perverse or ill-tempered
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