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snarl

noun

1 snarl

A vicious angry growl.

Roget 713: disagreement etc. 24; discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance; jar, clash, shock; jarring, jostling etc. v.; ... show more



2 snarl

An angry vicious expression.

3 snarl

Something jumbled or confused.

synonyms: maze, tangle.

Dutch: doolhof, kluwen, labyrint, warnet, warwinkel, wirwar
Polish: gmatwanina, plÄ…tanina

verb

1 snarl

Utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone:
— The guard snarled at us.

synonym: snap.

Roget 412: cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow; growl, snarl.    [specific animal sounds] bark [dog, seal]; bow-wow, yelp [dog]; bay, ... show more

Roget 895: be rude etc. adj.; insult etc. 929; treat with discourtesy; take a name in vain; make bold with, make free with; take a liberty; stare out of countenance, ogle, point at, ... show more

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

Roget 909: threat, threaten; menace; snarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully.    defy etc. 715; intimidate ... show more

2 snarl

Make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise.

3 snarl

Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass.

synonyms: entangle, mat, tangle.

Dutch: verknopen, verstrikken, verwarren

4 snarl

Make more complicated or confused through entanglements.

synonyms: embrangle, snarl up.


Moby thesaurus: Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, allure, altercation, argument, ataxia, bait the hook, ball up, bark, bawl, belch, bellow, bicker, birdlime, blare, blat, blood feud, blubber, boom ... show more.

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