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Thorniness

noun
1.
The quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines.  Synonyms: bristliness, prickliness, spininess.
2.
A rough and bitter manner.  Synonyms: acerbity, acrimony, bitterness, jaundice, tartness.






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"Thorniness" Quotes from Famous Books



... Despite grayness and thorniness, however, you saw that they were in the summer of their life-bloom; and singularly above even their beauty of blooming they held what is rare in the eyes of either men or women—they held ...
— Bride of the Mistletoe • James Lane Allen



Words linked to "Thorniness" :   raggedness, thorny, roughness, disagreeableness



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