Examples of thorn in a Sentence
your constant questions are a thorn in my side
Recent Examples of thorn from the Web
Nickel was long a thorn for Glencore, which was saddled with unprofitable operations following its takeover of Xstrata.
What victims take to be spider bites often are caused by something else entirely, like wasps, ants, bedbugs, an infection — or even thorn pricks.
My colleague Andrew Seidman profiles PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro, an aspiring thorn in President Trump’s side who may have grander political designs of his own.
The plant is in the Epiphyllum genus and is a true tropical cactus without the thorns.
The United States hasn’t attacked North Korea once since that armistice was signed, but the little country has remained a belligerent—and since 2006, nuclear-armed—thorn in the world’s side.
So if our presence in South Korea is the thorn in North Korea’s side, let’s pull it out.
And that means that the ads that Russia reportedly bought on Facebook that directly promoted Trump, Jill Stein, and Bernie Sanders might become a thorn for the company.
The Maldonado case became a thorn in the ruling party’s campaign, and the latest twist could raise questions in voters’ minds about the government’s handling of the investigation.
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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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