[ US /ˈtɹɪki/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈɪki/ ]
  1. not to be trusted
    how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is
  2. having concealed difficulty
    a tricky recipe to follow
    a catchy question
  3. 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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How To Use tricky In A Sentence

  • The only use he serves as a coach is that his nose just about crosses the touchline when he's sat in the dugout, so there's every chance he'll be able to trip up a tricky winger with his conk.
  • Tracking sports 'online cacophony is tricky enough when just focusing on league websites. NBC's Michaels making Olympic Games comeback
  • However this game can be tricky at the best of times and lo an behold the favourite was crowded out at this stage being put back to near last.
  • Presented with a series of tricky problems, the Scud decided to play safe and run like the clappers, and just belt the ball for all he was worth.
  • Using her pole as a staff, her temporarily lamed left hand useless at her side, she turned, beginning her hunt for the tricky sorceress and a place to camp once more.
  • But it is a tricky lesson to teach when the banks and building societies are paying barely any interest to savers. Times, Sunday Times
  • One reason TB-control programs are so important is that antitubercular drugs are such tricky instruments. Tuberculosis: A Deadly Return
  • Another area where the electronic brain is clueless is when you want to take tricky shots using the flash.
  • In the moralistic atmosphere of 1950s Hollywood, it was tricky to present Colette's account of the risqué demimondaine, and its glorification of the courtesans who relied on wealthy playboys and aristocrats to live in a state of opulence. France's Courtesan Queen Returns to the Silver Screen
  • Jackson and three companions plan to climb K2 without bottled oxygen, but it is the descent that is most tricky.
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