Synonyms of thorn in English:


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prickle, spike, barb, spine, bristle
technical spicule


    thorn in someone's side

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

    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
    Australian, New Zealand informal nark
    British vulgar slang pain in the arse
    North American vulgar slang pain in the ass