Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gnarl

2 senses of gnarl

Sense 1
gnarl -- (twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree")
       => flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")

Sense 2
murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl -- (make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked")
       => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

Antonyms of adj gnarled

1 sense of gnarled

Sense 1
gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knotty, knobbed -- (used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick")

INDIRECT (VIA crooked) -> straight -- (having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders")

Similarity of adj gnarled

1 sense of gnarled

Sense 1
gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knotty, knobbed -- (used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick")
       => crooked (vs. straight) -- (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth")

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