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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thorny \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.
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     2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome;
        vexatious; harassing; perplexing. "The thorny point of
        bare distress." --Shak.
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              The steep and thorny way to heaven.   --Shak.
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     Thorny rest-harrow (Bot.), rest-harrow.
  
     Thorny trefoil, a prickly plant of the genus Fagonia
        ({Fagonia Cretica, etc.).
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  thorny
       adj 1: bristling with perplexities; "the thorny question of states'
              rights"
       2: 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" [syn: barbed, barbellate, briary, briery,
           bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose,
           setaceous, spiny]
       [also: thorniest, thornier]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "thorny":
     Herculean, abstruse, acanaceous, acanthoid, aciculate, aculeolate,
     arduous, barbed, barbellate, brambly, briery, bristly, brutal,
     complex, complicated, controversial, critical, delicate, demanding,
     difficile, difficult, exacting, formidable, hairy, hard,
     hard-earned, hard-fought, intricate, involved, jawbreaking,
     knotted, knotty, laborious, mean, muricate, nasty, nettlesome,
     no picnic, not easy, operose, painful, pricking, prickly, pricky,
     problematic, rigorous, rough, rugged, set with thorns, setaceous,
     setose, severe, spiculate, spiculose, spiked, spinous, spiny,
     steep, sticky, stinging, strenuous, tangled, thistly, ticklish,
     toilsome, tough, tricky, troublesome, uphill, vexatious, wicked,
     worrying  
     

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