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Meaning of THORNY

Pronunciation:  'thornee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"
  2. [adj]  bristling with perplexities; "the thorny question of states' rights"

THORNY is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: armed, barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, difficult, hard, prickly, spiny



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Thorn"y\, a. [Compar. {Thornier}; superl. {Thorniest}.]
[Cf. AS. [thorn]orniht.]
1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a
   thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown.

2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome;
   vexatious; harassing; perplexing. ``The thorny point of
   bare distress.'' --Shak.

         The steep and thorny way to heaven.   --Shak.

{Thorny rest-harrow} (Bot.), rest-harrow.

{Thorny trefoil}, a prickly plant of the genus {Fagonia} ({F.
   Cretica}, etc.).