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gnarly

(jargon)
/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.

gnarly

Pronounced "narlee," gnarly is a favorite word of high-tech enthusiasts to refer to something extreme, radical, perfection, over the top.
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Of all of the issues we tackle, an urban forest is one of the gnarliest to comprehend.
Wolverines are one of nature's gnarliest predators.
"The title is ironic in the sense that the journey from album conception to creation was littered with hitches, spanners, and snares, yet it is exactly these obstacles that tend to give you the gnarliest scars and the best stories.
The earliest, "The Shape of Change" (1964), is also the gnarliest of the group.
WideBoyz documents Tom and Pete's assault of the gnarliest cracks in the USA, including the first free-climbing ascent of Century Crack, in Utah''s Canyonlands, the world's hardest and longest offwidth climb.
Wideboyz follows Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker from Sheffield as they manage to shock a few Americans in a near-the-knuckle bid to climb some of the gnarliest wide cracks in the US.
We still have a lot to learn about optimizing human and social capital, but deeper human and broader social capital are some of the best levers we have today to make real and significant progress on our gnarliest social problems.
A Little Sumpin' Wild is Lagunitas' version of a Belgian IPA, meaning it is the biggest, gnarliest, hoppiest Belgian-style IPA in the whole world.
The sturdy footpiece's unmistakable construction and ability to withstand the gnarliest moshpit has made it the staple shoe for an array of heartthrobs and songbirds: the same year Jodeci seduced ladies while wearing eight-eye boots unlaced with baggy denims, Kurt Cobain rocked scuffed low-tops and voiced his generation's alienation.
"So you get the fattest, gnarliest chick you can uncover and lay the wood to her.
Learn the basics on Heavenly Mountain Resort's gentlest slopes, or fine-tune your turns on its gnarliest black-diamond runs, with an instructor from the ski and ride schools in South Lake Tahoe (from $75; reservations required).
There are two female members and one of them, mountain guide and local ranger Heather Morning, describes herself as "the gnarliest bird in the Cairngorms".