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Definition of Thorny

Thorny

  1. Full of thorns or spines; rough with thorns; spiny; as, a thorny wood; a thorny tree; a thorny crown.
  2. Like a thorn or thorns; hence, figuratively, troublesome; vexatious; harassing; perplexing.

Thorny Quotations

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
Theodore Dreiser

Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
Michel de Montaigne

For my Oxford degree, I had to translate French and German philosophy (as it turned out, Descartes and Kant) at sight without a dictionary. That meant Germany for my first summer vacation, to learn the thorny language on my own.
Paul Engle

Always grow flowers, as that will make your way full of flowers. Never grow thorns, as that will make your way thorny. Never want to target someone on an arrow. You may become the target of that arrow. Never make a well in the way of someone. As you may pass by that way sometime.
Rahman Baba

For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho.
Michael K. Simpson
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Thorny Translations

thorny in German is dornig, dornige, dornig
thorny in Spanish is espinoso

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