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Meaning & Definition of Tricky in English

English

Tricky

/trɪki/

adjective

1. Not to be trusted

  • "How extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- james agee
    synonym:
  • slippery
  • ,
  • tricky

2. Having concealed difficulty

  • "A catchy question"
  • "A tricky recipe to follow"
    synonym:
  • catchy
  • ,
  • tricky

3. Marked by skill in deception

  • "Cunning men often pass for wise"
  • "Deep political machinations"
  • "A foxy scheme"
  • "A slick evasive answer"
  • "Sly as a fox"
  • "Tricky dick"
  • "A wily old attorney"
    synonym:
  • crafty
  • ,
  • cunning
  • ,
  • dodgy
  • ,
  • foxy
  • ,
  • guileful
  • ,
  • knavish
  • ,
  • slick
  • ,
  • sly
  • ,
  • tricksy
  • ,
  • tricky
  • ,
  • wily

Examples of using

It's a tricky business.
Peeling an orange can be tricky at times, you never know if it will squirt you in the face.