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1 thorn

Something that causes irritation and annoyance:
— He's a thorn in my flesh.

synonym: irritant.

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

Dutch: prikkelend

2 thorn

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

synonyms: pricker, prickle, spikelet, spine, sticker.

Dutch: aartjes, doorn, doren, dorentje, prikkel, stekel
Polish: cierń

3 thorn

A Germanic character of runic origin.

Moby thesaurus: adherent, adhesive, affliction, annoyance, bane, barb, barnacle, bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, bother, bramble, brier, bristle, bugbear, bulldog, burden, burden of care, burr ... show more.

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