Synonyms and Antonyms of thorny
having leaves or branches which are likely to cause a scratch
- Stay out of the thorny brambles unless you want a ton of scratches.
requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
- The candidate tried to avoid discussing his views on thorny issues.
catchy, delicate, difficult, hairy, knotty, nasty, prickly, problematic (also problematical), sensitive, spiny, sticky, ticklish, touchy, tough, tricky
abstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, hard, intricate, involved, recondite, serious
problem, troublesome, troublous, vexatious, vexing, worrisome
burdensome, demanding, exacting, importunate, inconvenient, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful