[ UK /tɹˈɪksi/ ]
  1. marked by skill in deception
    deep political machinations
    sly as a fox
    tricky Dick
    deep political machinations
    a slick evasive answer
    a wily old attorney
    a foxy scheme
    cunning men often pass for wise
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  • Though one may quibble at some of O'Brien's choices in this free adaptation, she gives force and clarity to a notoriously corrupt text and rescues the ending from tricksy bathos.
  • The second paper was again a little tricksy in places, but overall nicer than the first one.
  • But Gray is a tricksy fellow and might be fibbing.
  • On the other hand, Jaki is clearly present in the rhythms which are straightforward but tricksy, deliberate but playful.
  • It also comes with a set of tricksy windscreen wipers.
  • Throughout the review Enright makes Vladimir Nabokov's works out to be meaningless, merely esthetic, and "tricksy," yet, at the same time, immoral. Nabokov
  • Out went the tacky, big-budget stage sets and tricksy technology and in came rock 'n' roll again.
  • Bawer is quite plainly a talented writer, but he is also tricksy, and he has a tendency to overload what are often perfectly valid points with debatable stylistic flourishes.
  • And even when we could almost imagine we're listening to some kind of tricksy neo-soul, as in 'Lock It', or an obscure offshoot of electro, as in 'Strange Crowd', there's the vocals. The Line Of Best Fit
  • It is also a thing of beauty, with typography that's clever without being tricksy, saliva-inducing photography and cute little naif drawings.
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