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thorny

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of thorny

  1. 1 having leaves or branches which are likely to cause a scratch stay out of the thorny brambles unless you want a ton of scratches Synonyms of thorny brambly, prickly, thistly, scratchyWords Related to thorny burred; bristly, coarse, jagged, rough

  2. 2 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling the candidate tried to avoid discussing his views on the thorny issue of abortion Synonyms of thorny catchy, delicate, difficult, dodgy [chiefly British], hairy, knotty, nasty, prickly, problematic (also problematical), sensitive, spiny, sticky, tricky, ticklish, touchy, tough, tricksyWords Related to thorny abstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, hard, intricate, involved, recondite, serious; problem, scabrous, stubborn, troublesome, troublous, vexatious, vexing, worrisome; burdensome, demanding, discommoding, exacting, exhausting, importunate, inconvenient, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressfulNear Antonyms of thorny easy, effortless, manageable, painless, simple, straightforward, uncomplicated, undemanding, unproblematic



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