tricky


tricky

adjective \ˈtri-kē\

: using or likely to use dishonest tricks

: requiring skill or caution : difficult to do or deal with

trick·i·ertrick·i·est

Full Definition of TRICKY

1
:  inclined to or marked by trickery
2
a :  giving a deceptive impression of easiness, simplicity, or order :  ticklish <a tricky path through the swamp>
b :  trick 3
3
:  requiring skill, knack, or caution (as in doing or handling) :  difficult <a tricky problem>; also :  ingenious <a tricky rhythm>
trick·i·ly \ˈtri-kə-lē\ adverb
trick·i·ness \ˈtri-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of TRICKY

  1. The lock is tricky to open.
  2. <a tricky musical passage for the woodwind section>

First Known Use of TRICKY

1786

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