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thorny

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adjective \ˈthȯr-nē\

Simple Definition of thorny

  • : having a lot of thorns

  • : very difficult or complicated

Full Definition of thorny

thorn·i·erthorn·i·est

  1. 1 :  full of thorns

  2. 2 :  full of difficulties or controversial points :  ticklish <a thorny problem>

thorn·i·ness noun

Examples of thorny

  1. <stay out of the thorny brambles unless you want a ton of scratches>

  2. <the candidate tried to avoid discussing his views on the thorny issue of abortion>



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before 12th century

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