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Definition 1: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc. - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a horse with a short bristly mane
  • bristly shrubs
  • burred fruits
  • setaceous whiskers

Synonyms for thorny in the sense of this definition

(thorny is similar to ...) (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns

Definition 2: bristling with perplexities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the thorny question of states' rights

(thorny is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

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