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Synonyms for thorny
ˈθɔr nithorny

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. thorny

    Synonyms:
    spiny, prickly, harassing, troublesome

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. thornyadjective

    bristling with perplexities

    "the thorny question of states' rights"

    Synonyms:
    bristly, barbellate, bristled, barbed, briery, spiny, setaceous, prickly, briary, burred, setose, burry

    Antonyms:
    unarmed, easy

  2. barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thornyadjective

    having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

    "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"

    Synonyms:
    briary, nipping, prickly, barbed, setose, waspish, mordacious, pungent, burred, spinous, bristly, barbellate, setaceous, briery, burry, biting, splenetic, spiny, bristled

    Antonyms:
    easy, unarmed

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. thornyadjective

    Synonyms:
    spiny, spinose, spinous, prickly, briery

  2. thornyadjective

    Synonyms:
    pricking, sharp, pointed

  3. thornyadjective

    Synonyms:
    troublesome, vexatious, annoying, harassing, perplexing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. thornyadjective

    Synonyms:
    spiny, briery, prickly, vexatious, troublesome, annoying

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How to use thorny in a sentence?

  1. Michel de Montaigne:

    Virtue craves a steep and thorny path.

  2. Chris Dougherty:

    When the Russians try to fix one problem they caused themselves, another problem arises, you're trying to create a thorny knot of dilemmas so every time they try to do something that makes their life better, it actually makes their life worse.

  3. Wendy Young:

    There are some really thorny legal questions that arise.

  4. Phil Lounibos:

    I think the science is fine, they definitely can kill mosquitoes, but the GMO issue still sticks as something of a thorny issue for the general public, it's not even so much about the science — you can't go ahead with something like this if public opinion is negative.

  5. Liang Tieshan:

    Because the mechanisms and related policies for state-owned firms exiting the market are not complete, closing them will raise thorny problems like the settlement of debts.


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