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tricksy

adjective \ˈtrik-sē\
tricks·i·ertricks·i·est

Definition of TRICKSY

1
archaic :  smartly attired :  spruce
2
:  full of tricks :  prankish
3
a archaic :  having the craftiness of a trickster
b :  difficult to cope with or handle :  trying <a tricksy job>
4
chiefly British :  ornately contrived in technique or effect
tricks·i·ness noun

Examples of TRICKSY

  1. <it's a bit tricksy to have a candid conversation with the company president without appearing to be either presumptuous or obsequious>
  2. <a tricksy provocateur who will make the most outrageous statements just to get a reaction>

Origin of TRICKSY

tricks, plural of trick
First Known Use: 1552

Rhymes with TRICKSY

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