adjective, thorn·i·er, thorn·i·est.
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Rodgers went 33 for 48 for 346 but got sacked five times and found Tampa Bay too thorny when Green Bay had chances.NFL defenses no longer dominate, making Bucs’ shutdown of Chiefs even more impressive|Chuck Culpepper|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Inside the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, officials are grappling with thorny questions about race, terrorism and free-speech rights, as some investigators question whether more could have been done to prevent last week’s violence.Dozens of people on FBI terrorist watch list came to D.C. the day of Capitol riot|Devlin Barrett, Spencer Hsu, Marissa Lang|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
Some of the thorniest political differences, however, are local.Covid-19 is devastating communities of color. Can vaccines counter racial inequity?|Isaac Stanley-Becker, Lena H. Sun|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
While there was broad agreement that medical workers and nursing home residents should be the first to get vaccines, the question of which groups should come next has been thornier, with much of the decision-making left to states.TSA managers told to plead with local health departments for early coronavirus vaccine access|Andrew Becker, Ian Duncan|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Frequently confused with wild roses, these thorny bushes grow a crop of red berries that are often used as a trailside snack and a healthy tea.