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thorny

adjective

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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

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2 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
  • the candidate tried to avoid discussing his views on the thorny issue

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The first known use of thorny was before the 12th century

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“Thorny.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thorny. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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