tricksy

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adjective \ˈtrik-sē\

Definition of tricksy

tricksier

tricksiest

  1. 1 archaic :  smartly attired :  spruce

  2. 2 :  full of tricks :  prankish

  3. 3a archaic :  having the craftiness of a tricksterb :  difficult to cope with or handle :  trying <a tricksy job>

  4. 4 chiefly British :  ornately contrived in technique or effect

tricksiness

noun

Examples of tricksy in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of tricksy

tricks, plural of trick


First Known Use: 1552


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