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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thorny

thornierthorniest

  1. 1 :  full of thorns

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

thorniness noun

Examples of thorny in a sentence

  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>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of thorny

before 12th century

Rhymes with thorny


THORNY Defined for Kids

thorny

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adjective \ˈthȯr-nē\

Definition of thorny for Students

thornierthorniest

  1. 1 :  full of or covered with thorns

  2. 2 :  full of difficulties <a thorny situation>





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