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Definition 1: something that causes irritation and annoyance - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where thorn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's a thorn in my flesh

Synonyms for thorn in the sense of this definition

(thorn is a kind of ...) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

"washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer" "a bit of a bother" "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

Definition 2: a Germanic character of runic origin - [noun denoting communication]

(thorn is a kind of ...) any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages

"each rune had its own magical significance"

Definition 3: a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for thorn in the sense of this definition

(thorn is a kind of ...) a stiff sharp-pointed plant process

(... is a kind of thorn ) a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)

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