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Thorny synonyms

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(Heraldry) Bearded (also applied to roses).
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  1. (Heraldry) Bearded (also applied to roses).
  2. Stinging; cutting
  3. Cutting; stinging:
Like a spine in shape; slender.
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  1. Like a spine in shape; slender.
  2. Covered with or having spines, thorns, or prickles
  3. Bearing or covered with spines, thorns, or similar stiff projections.
Causing trouble or vexation; thorny:
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  1. Causing trouble or vexation; thorny:
  2. Stinging; smarting; tingling
  3. Covered with sharp points.
Thick with bristles.
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  1. Thick with bristles.
  2. Having bristles; rough with bristles
  3. Bristlelike; prickly
Having the capacity to sting.
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  1. Having the capacity to sting.
Full of thistles
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  1. Full of thistles
  2. Like a thistle or thistles; prickly
  3. Covered in thistles.
Alternative spelling of briary.
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  1. Alternative spelling of briary.
Shaped like a spike; long and pointed
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  1. Shaped like a spike; long and pointed
  2. (Brit., Informal) Not amiable or companionable; bristling, irascible, etc.
  3. Having spikes, spiny.
Of, relating to, or resembling a bristle or bristles; bristly
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  1. Of, relating to, or resembling a bristle or bristles; bristly
  2. Having bristles
  3. Resembling bristles or a bristle:
Bearing or covered with spines or bristles; prickly.
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  1. Bearing or covered with spines or bristles; prickly.
Causing bother; annoying; troublesome; irksome
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  1. Causing bother; annoying; troublesome; irksome
Causing fear or dread
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  1. Causing fear or dread
  2. Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
  3. Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat:
Alternative spelling of briary.
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  1. Alternative spelling of briary.
Bearing or covered with spines or bristles; prickly.
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  1. Bearing or covered with spines or bristles; prickly.
Having prickles.
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  1. Having prickles.
  2. Causing trouble or vexation; thorny:
  3. Covered with sharp points.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. Stiff and sharp; prickly.
  3. Prickly.
Full of difficulties; troublesome; thorny
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  1. Full of difficulties; troublesome; thorny
  2. Covered with or having spines, thorns, or prickles
  3. Bearing or covered with spines, thorns, or similar stiff projections.
Like a thistle or thistles; prickly
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  1. Like a thistle or thistles; prickly
  2. Full of thistles
  3. Covered in thistles.
That nettles, or annoys
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  1. That nettles, or annoys
  2. Causing irritation or distress; vexatious.
Having prickles.
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  1. Having prickles.
  2. Causing trouble or vexation; thorny:
  3. Covered with sharp points.
Full of difficulties; troublesome; thorny
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  1. Full of difficulties; troublesome; thorny
  2. Covered with or having spines, thorns, or prickles
  3. Bearing or covered with spines, thorns, or similar stiff projections.
Find another word for thorny. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for thorny, like: barbed, spiny, prickly, bristly, bristled, stinging, thistly, briery, spiky, setaceous and echinate.