Something that causes irritation and annoyance:
— He's a thorn in my flesh.
A small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf.
Dutch: aartjes, doorn, doren, dorentje, prikkel, stekel
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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