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A totally fucking extreme badass. usually wearing a leather jacket and smoking while leaning up against a dirty brick wall...Heavy metal face melting solo's follow the Gnarly everywhere they go.
Riley Gnarley

Did you see Riley (Gnarly) the other day? He was looking fucking rad propped up against that dirty brick wall taking deep drags from his unfiltered marlboro cigarette while playing DS using a fucking 357 magnum as a stylus. Heavy metal guitar solos just seemed to emanate from his very being.

Last night things got pretty real when he lost at Mario. He threw that fucker to the ground and unloaded a whole fucking clip into it with his golden deagle.
by Tcore, Captain C2 February 24, 2009
 
1.
These kooks have no idea what GNARLY is. Gnarly is when you've gone beyond radical, beyond extreme, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined.
-Nobody can shred like that guy, he's fuckin gnarly.
-That chick has prefect tits, she's fucking gnarly.
-Pipeline in the winter is fucking GNARLY!
by Sandy's Rippa July 08, 2003
 
2.
slang term for something extreme. Used in bad and good cases.

Originated from the word gnarled.
That was a fucking gnarly wreck man, that dudes head flew off.

Did you see that new Local Motion board? It is gnarly.
by raecerex May 06, 2004
 
3.
Famous tumblr blogger. He has over 400,000 followers and not a defined theme. He answers most of his asks and his instagram is supjohnny and if you like his three most recent pictures he will like three of yours. Very friendly and hot, a little shy but still perfect.
-Do you follow Gnarly on tumblr?
-Yeah, of course! Do you follow him on instagram? His username is supjohnny.
by Calista aka Callie January 05, 2014
 
4.
grotesque, yet awesome
"That scar's fucking gnarly"
by fuckyea November 02, 2005
 
5.
adjective; used to describe anything really far out and amazing, not necessarily lovely; an extraordinary stunt, or event. Also, onomatopoeia.
"That was/is SO gnarly!"
by Jessica February 16, 2004
 
6.
Original from 70's surfspeak - to describe waves that are violently breaking without the form that would render them more rideable. Can also describe less than ideal females.
"I'm bailing on this session-waves are too gnarly" "I had to ditch her friend, she was lookin' gnarly"
by Darrell Hawkins November 24, 2002
 
7.
off the hook , totally extreme ,
That was a gnarly wipe out !!!

Did you see that dudes hat ? It was gnarly
by Gnarly Wear Dude March 16, 2006