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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rough and bitter manner; The quality of being covered with prickly spines.

Usage examples (24)
  • Adjective, : a thorny predicament. ,a thorny question
  • There can be some differences in thorniness within a variety.
  • Perhaps it is the Grand Guignol of the plot; perhaps it is the thorniness of the language.
  • The shibboleth that music to be serious required public disdain mistook thorniness for quality. for more
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