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Synonyms for thorn
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritant, thornnoun

    something that causes irritation and annoyance

    "he's a thorn in my flesh"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    pricker, sticker, prickle, spine, spikelet, irritant

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Editors Contribution

  1. kaate

    a pointed substance

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. thornnoun

    Synonyms:
    spine, prickle

  2. thornnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. thornnoun

    Synonyms:
    spine, prickle, brier, torment, plague, infliction

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "thorn":

    spine, spina, splinter

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Thorn":

    MC Thorn

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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.


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