Examples of thorn in a Sentence
your constant questions are a thorn in my side
Recent Examples of thorn from the Web
Not having a regular lineup has been a thorn in the side of this Oregon team attempting to find its stride.
FITZPATRICK Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow has been a real thorn in Alabama's side.
McCain has frequently been a thorn in Mr. Trump's side and cast the deciding vote that scuttled Republican efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act earlier this year.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson’s injury is really a thorn in his heel.
The city’s teacher’s union served as a frequent thorn in the side of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican turned independent.
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If Peter Thiel’s successful shutdown of Gawker, another thorn in Silicon Valley’s side, was the first big data point, this could be the next.
While Google doesn't have control over third-party app websites that provide Android apps to Chinese users, this Skype block is another thorn in Apple's side.
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Origin and Etymology of thorn
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hair shirt, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, annoyance, trial, vexation
Related Wordsdiscomfort, fleabite, pinprick; affront, insult, offense (or offence); upset, worry; affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore; anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble; hang-up, pet peeve, problem; annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender; pandora's box
Near Antonymsdelight, joy, pleasure
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