thorny (Meaning)

Wordnet

thorny (s)

bristling with perplexities

having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

Webster

thorny (superl.)

Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown.

Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome; vexatious; harassing; perplexing.

thorny Sentence Examples

  1. The path through the thicket was treacherous, lined with thorny bushes.
  2. The rose's stem was adorned with sharp, thorny thorns that protected its delicate bloom.
  3. The cactus had a formidable defense in its dense covering of prickly, thorny spines.
  4. The prickly pear's thorny surface kept predators at bay, shielding its sweet fruit.
  5. The thorny branches of the hawthorn tree created an impenetrable barrier.
  6. The thorniest issue in the debate proved to be the question of funding.
  7. The thorny problem of homelessness continued to plague the city.
  8. The thorny relationship between the two siblings was fraught with unresolved issues.
  9. The thorny path to success required perseverance and resilience.
  10. The thorny puzzle left the detective scratching his head in frustration.

FAQs About the word thorny

bristling with perplexities, having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spi

brambly, scratchy, prickly,jagged,thistly, bristly, coarse, rough,burred

manageable, effortless, painless, straightforward, simple, manageable, simple, painless, uncomplicated, straightforward

The path through the thicket was treacherous, lined with thorny bushes.

The rose's stem was adorned with sharp, thorny thorns that protected its delicate bloom.

The cactus had a formidable defense in its dense covering of prickly, thorny spines.

The prickly pear's thorny surface kept predators at bay, shielding its sweet fruit.