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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or setae etc.; Bristling with perplexities.

Usage examples (38)
  • The thorny question of states' rights
  • Then there are animals that get tangled up in thorny or spiky vegetation.
  • Especially interesting will be how Biden may be willing to take on a certain thorny issue, spoken in low whispers now.
  • There is no situation, however thorny, which is not saved by politeness. for more
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