snarly

1 [snahr-lee]
adjective, snarlier, snarliest.
apt to snarl; easily irritated.

Origin:
1790–1800; snarl1 + -y1

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snarly

2 [snahr-lee]
adjective, snarlier, snarliest.
full of knotty snarls; tangled.

Origin:
1640–50; snarl2 + -y1

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snarl1 (snɑːl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (of an animal) to growl viciously, baring the teeth
2.  to speak or express (something) viciously or angrily
 
n
3.  a vicious growl, utterance, or facial expression
4.  the act of snarling
 
[C16: of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German snarren, Middle Dutch snarren to drone]
 
'snarling1
 
adj
 
'snarlingly1
 
adv
 
'snarly1
 
adj

snarl2 (snɑːl)
 
n
1.  a tangled mass of thread, hair, etc
2.  a complicated or confused state or situation
3.  a knot in wood
 
vb (often foll by up)
4.  (often foll by up) to be, become, or make tangled or complicated
5.  to confuse mentally
6.  (tr) to flute or emboss (metal) by hammering on a tool held against the under surface
 
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish snarel noose, Old Norse snarasnare1]
 
'snarler2
 
n
 
'snarly2
 
adj

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