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gnarled

gnarled

pronunciation:
narld
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: bent and twisted, as a tree's branches or trunk.
synonyms:
crooked, knotted
similar words:
bent, knotty, knurled, twisted
definition 2: roughened, sinewy, or weather-beaten, as from old age or hard manual work.
the old cowboy's gnarled hands
synonyms:
rugged, weather-beaten
similar words:
furrowed, leathery, wrinkled
derivation: gnarly (adj.)