HyperDic: thorny

English > 2 senses of the word thorny:
ADJECTIVEallthornybristling with perplexities
allthorny, barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spinyhaving or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
thorny > pronunciation
Soundsthao'rniy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > thorny: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBristling with perplexities.
Example"the thorny question of states' rights"
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy
English > thorny: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc..
Synonymsbarbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny
Broaderarmed(used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
Spanisherizado, espinoso, punzante
Catalaneriçat, espinós, punxant
Nounsthorna small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
thorninessthe quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines

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