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Synonyms for thornθɔrn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritant, thorn(noun)

    something that causes irritation and annoyance

    "he's a thorn in my flesh"

    Synonyms:
    thorn, sticker, prickle, spine, pricker, spikelet, irritant

  2. spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet(noun)

    a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

    Synonyms:
    irritant, sticker, spikelet, stumper, prickle, pricker, bradawl, paster, thorn, gummed label, spinal column, spur, back, poser, backbone, acantha, spine, toughie, rachis, dagger, vertebral column

  3. thorn(noun)

    a Germanic character of runic origin

    Synonyms:
    pricker, sticker, prickle, spine, spikelet, irritant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. thorn(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spine, prickle

  2. thorn(n.)

    Synonyms:
    annoyance, plague, nuisance, infliction, trouble, scourge, torment, bitter pill, curse, gall and wormwood

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List of paraphrases:

spine, spina, splinter


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