Synonyms of thorn in English:

thorn


See definition of thorn

noun

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SYNONYMS

prickle, spike, barb, spine, bristle

technical spicule


Phrases

    thorn in the flesh/someone's side

      ‘he has become a thorn in the flesh of any establishment’

      SYNONYMS

      annoyance, irritant, irritation, source of irritation, source of vexation, source of annoyance, pinprick, pest, bother, trial, torment, plague, inconvenience, nuisance, menace

      informal

      aggravation, peeve, pet peeve, pain, pain in the neck, bind, bore, headache, hassle

      Scottish informal

      nyaff, skelf

      North American informal

      pain in the butt, nudnik, burr in someone's saddle, burr under someone's saddle

      Australian informal

      fair cow

      NZ Australian informal

      nark

      British vulgar slang

      pain in the arse