This"tly (?), a.

1.

Overgrown with thistles; as, thistly ground.

2.

Fig.: Resembling a thistle or thistles; sharp; pricking.

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

 

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