Definition of thorny adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    thorny

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈθɔrni//
     
    (thornier, thorniest)
     
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  1. 1[usually before noun] causing difficulty or disagreement synonym knotty a thorny question/issue/problem
  2. 2having thorns a thorny bush
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