Thorny Synonyms and Antonyms

thôr'nē

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Synonyms for Thorny

Like a spine in shape; slender.
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Stinging; cutting
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Bristlelike; prickly
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Thick with thorns
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Having the capacity to sting.
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Full of thistles
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Alternative spelling of briary.
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Shaped like a spike; long and pointed
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Having bristles
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Covered with prickles; bristling, as a porcupine
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The definition of bothersome is someone or something that is annoying or troublesome.
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The definition of formidable is something that causes fear and is difficult to overcome.
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Irritating; vexing; bothersome
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(Rare) Liking to take part in controversy; disputatious
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Causing irritation or distress; vexatious.
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Very evident; emphasized; conspicuous
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Posing a problem; difficult to overcome or solve
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(Not comparable) Having spines, spiny.
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(Informal) Difficult to deal with; troublesome
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Strong-minded; resolute:
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Characterized by or causing trouble, irritation, difficulty, distress, inconvenience, etc.
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The definition of unpleasant is something or someone that causes displeasure or discomfort.
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(Law, of an action) Commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, without due cause.
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Thick with thorns
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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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(Botany) Having a covering of fine barbs, quills, spines or thorns
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Like a briar; thorny.
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having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
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The definition of burry is someone or something that is prickly or full of burs.
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Thickly set with bristles or bristly hairs.
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Antonyms for Thorny

Having a fine texture:
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(Of cloth or similar material) Smooth and flexible; not rough, rugged, or harsh.
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(Biol.) Without hair, down, or fuzz; bald
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Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
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Capable of being solved.
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Not clear or resonant:
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Not pointed
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Words Related to Thorny

(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
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Hard, not easy, requiring much effort.
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So replete with interlocking points and complications as to be painfully irritating
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Find another word for thorny. In this page you can discover 47 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for thorny, like: sharp, prickly, perplexing, spiny, barbed, bristly, bristled, stinging, thistly, briery and spiky.