a : giving a deceptive impression of easiness, simplicity, or order : ticklish <a tricky path through the swamp>
b : trick 3
Examples of TRICKY
- The lock is tricky to open.
- <a tricky musical passage for the woodwind section>
First Known Use of TRICKY
Related to TRICKY
- catchy, delicate, difficult, dodgy [chiefly British], hairy, knotty, nasty, prickly, problematic (also problematical), sensitive, spiny, sticky, thorny, ticklish, touchy, tough, tricksy
- artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, undesigning
See Synonym Discussion at sly
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