Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Given to or characterized by trickery.
  • adjective Requiring caution or skill.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Given to tricks; knavish; artful; sharp; shifty: as, a tricky wind; a plausible and tricky fellow.
  • Playful; roguish; mischievous.
  • Synonyms Artful, Sly, etc. See cunning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Given to tricks; practicing deception; trickish; knavish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective hard to deal with, complicated
  • adjective adept at using deception

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having concealed difficulty
  • adjective not to be trusted
  • adjective marked by skill in deception

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Wait until you hear him respond to what he called a tricky question.

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  • Federer moved into the fourth round for the 30th consecutive Grand Slam tournament by overcoming what he called "tricky wind" and a second-set blip to defeat No. 27 Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

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  • Whoever coined the term tricky-dicky must have sensed that the combination would hit hard.

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  • Some of these medications interact in tricky ways, which requires careful listening to patients and time-consuming detective work to disentangle.

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  • However, having domesticated animals free to roam inside a house, contact with which would require ritual cleansing, would be quite tricky from a practical point of view for Muslims who are required to pray five times a day – even though there is no actual legal prohibition of dog ownership.

    Dogs: Iran's new symbol of rebellion

  • Real estate conveyance in tricky enough here without any additional complications.

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  • Real estate conveyance in tricky enough here without any additional complications.

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  • Getting the new book written in between stuff for the one being published looks tricky from the end of it I am currently standing at.

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  • Real estate conveyance in tricky enough here without any additional complications.

    traspasa casa

  • Real estate conveyance in tricky enough here without any additional complications.

    traspasa casa

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