gnarled meaning, gnarled definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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1       adj   A gnarled tree is twisted and strangely shaped because it is old.  
...a large and beautiful garden full of ancient gnarled trees.     
2       adj   A person who is gnarled looks very old because their skin has lines on it or their body is bent. If someone has gnarled hands, their hands are twisted as a result of old age or illness.  
...gnarled old men..., His hands were gnarled with arthritis.     
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contorted, knotted, knotty, knurled, leathery, rough, rugged, twisted, weather-beaten, wrinkled  

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garbled, gale, general, granted

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