What is another word for thorn?

Synonyms for thorn

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term thorn.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritant, thornnoun

    something that causes irritation and annoyance

    "he's a thorn in my flesh"

    sticker, prickle, spine, pricker, spikelet, irritant

  2. spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikeletnoun

    a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

    irritant, sticker, spikelet, stumper, prickle, pricker, bradawl, paster, gummed label, spinal column, spur, back, poser, backbone, acantha, spine, toughie, rachis, dagger, vertebral column

  3. thornnoun

    a Germanic character of runic origin

    pricker, sticker, prickle, spine, spikelet, irritant

Matched Categories

Editors Contribution

  1. kaate

    a pointed substance

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. thornnoun

    spine, prickle

  2. thornnoun

    annoyance, plague, nuisance, infliction, trouble, scourge, torment, bitter pill, curse, gall and wormwood

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. thornnoun

    spine, prickle, brier, torment, plague, infliction

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "thorn":

    spine, spina, splinter


  1. List of known nicknames for "Thorn":

    MC Thorn

How to pronounce thorn?

How to say thorn in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use thorn in a sentence?

  1. Michele Bachmann:

    I don't know who's going to miss me more when I leave Congress -- Nancy Pelosi or John Boehner -- I have no idea! I've been a thorn, I think, in both of their sides.

  2. Rand Paul:

    I plan on continuing to be a big thorn in the side of big government who wants to invade your privacy, and I'm going to do everything I can to try to stop it.

  3. Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer:

    There are forces within Iran for which the policies of the country's president and foreign minister are a thorn in the eye, they may be trying, one way or another, to undermine or torpedo the nuclear deal and the normalization of relations between us and Iran. We are watching this closely.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Have you ever seen a donkey smelling a beautiful rose? Donkeys aren't interested in roses, they like thorn bushes or watermelon rinds!

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A thorn in your side is better than a thorn in your soul.

Translations for thorn

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for thorn »


Find a translation for the thorn synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"thorn." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 11 Aug. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/thorn>.

Discuss these thorn synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for thorn?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    which isn't a synonym
    • A. chargeable
    • B. felinity
    • C. felonious
    • D. illegal

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for thorn: