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troublesome or vexatious
having thorns or spines
{a} full of thorns, prickly, difficult, hard
having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc ; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"
A thorny plant or tree is covered with thorns. thorny hawthorn trees
bristling with perplexities; "the thorny question of states' rights
bristling with perplexities; "the thorny question of states' rights"
Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome; vexatious; harassing; perplexing
If you describe a problem as thorny, you mean that it is very complicated and difficult to solve, and that people are often unwilling to discuss it. the thorny issue of immigration policy
{s} having thorns, prickly, spiky; difficult, trying
Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown
thorny amaranth
erect annual of tropical central Asia and Africa having a pair of divergent spines at most leaf nodes
thorny skate
cold-water bottom fish with spines on the back; to 40 inches
The property of being thorny (of having thorns or metaphorically being difficult)