Thistly
Thistly This"tly, a. 1. Overgrown with thistles; as, thistly ground. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Resembling a thistle or thistles; sharp; pricking. [1913 Webster]

In such a world, so thorny, and where none Finds happiness unblighted, or, if found, Without some thistly sorrow at its side. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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  • thistly — [this′lē, this′əl ē] adj. thistlier, thistliest 1. like a thistle or thistles; prickly 2. full of thistles …   English World dictionary

  • thistly — /this lee, euh lee/, adj. 1. filled with or having many thistles. 2. suggesting a growth of thistles, esp. in being difficult or painful to handle: a thistly set of problems. [1590 1600; THISTLE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • thistly — adjective Covered in thistles. a thistly lawn …   Wiktionary

  • thistly — this•tly [[t]ˈθɪs li, ə li[/t]] adj. 1) filled with or having many thistles 2) troublesome: thistly problems[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • thistly — adjective see thistle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thistly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Full of sharp needlelike protuberances: briery, echinate, prickly, pricky, spiny, thorny. See SHARP …   English dictionary for students

  • thistly — this·tly || θɪslɪ adj. thorny, prickly, spiky …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thistly — this·tly …   English syllables

  • thistly — adj. overgrown with thistles …   Useful english dictionary

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