Synonyms of 'gnarled'
1 twistedDictionary, knotted, contorted
a garden full of ancient gnarled trees
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Knotty wood has a lot of small hard areas on it where branches once grew.
the knotty trunk of a hawthorn tree
If the texture of something, for example someone's skin, is leathery, it is tough and hard, like leather.
His hair is untidy and his skin is quite leathery.
Thesaurus for gnarled from the Collins English Thesaurus
A gnarled tree is twisted and strangely shaped because it is old .