- Rhymes: -æʃi
- Related to or typical of gnashing the teeth
- (of a sound) grating and harsh
- Characterized by grinding or gnashing.
- 1992, Car and Driver - Volume 38, page 72:
- Deft and comfy, if gnashy of engine, the Prizm looks like an inspired sketch that somehow made it into metal and ought to be viewed as a traveling sculpture exhibit.
- 2015, Alysia Gray Painter, Fairwil, →ISBN:
- I wanted it, but my stomach was so gnashy I ended up taking a bite, walking out to the pool, and then returning for another.
- 2017, Kara LaReau, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina, →ISBN:
- When I'm anxious, me gullet gets gnashy.
- (informal) Unpleasant; tedious or undesirable.
- 1965, Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angels:
- Even Hozomeen'll crack and fall apart, nothing lasts, it is only a faring-in-that-which-everything-is, a passing-through, that's what's going on, why ask questions or tear hair or weep, the burble blear purple Lear on his moor of woes he is only a gnashy old flap with winged whiskers beminded by a fool -- to be and not to be, that's what we are -- Does the Void take any part in life and death?
- 1994 September 16, Barbara Haddad, “Level .vs. Magic Question”, in rec.games.frp.dnd, Usenet:
- What you SHOULD do (again, MHO) is decide _wear_ the big, gnashy treasure items of your world are (in this fabled armory; in that horde) and if the players WANT to tempt a near-total probability of death and _succeed(!)_ then let them HAVE the item(s).
- 1994, Rudy von Bitter Rucker, Live Robots, page 260:
- "Dreary to explain and word all that gnashy science into flowery bower chat," said Emul.