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thistly

[this-lee, -uh-lee] /ˈθɪs li, -ə li/
adjective
1.
filled with or having many thistles.
2.
suggesting a growth of thistles, especially in being difficult or painful to handle:
a thistly set of problems.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; thistle + -y1
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