Synonyms for thorny
Synonyms for (adjective) thorny
Definition: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
Usage: a horse with a short bristly mane; bristly shrubs; burred fruits; setaceous whiskers
Similar words: armed
Definition: (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
Definition: bristling with perplexities
Usage: the thorny question of states' rights