gnarly

[ nahr-lee ]
/ ˈnɑr li /

adjective, gnarl·i·er, gnarl·i·est.

Slang. distasteful; distressing; offensive; gross: a comic noted for his gnarly humor.

Origin of gnarly

First recorded in 1820–30; gnarl1 + -y1

Related forms

gnarl·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gnarliness

gnarly

/ (ˈnɑːlɪ) /

adjective

another word for gnarled
NZ informal good; great
surfing slang difficult and dangerous
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