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adj. trick·i·er, trick·i·est
1. Given to or characterized by trickery.
2. Requiring caution or skill: a tricky recipe.

trick′i·ly adv.
trick′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trickiness - the quality of being a slippery rascaltrickiness - the quality of being a slippery rascal
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
2.trickiness - the quality of requiring skill or caution; "these puzzles are famous for their trickiness"
complexity, complexness - the quality of being intricate and compounded; "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"


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(= difficulty)Schwierigkeit f; (= fiddliness)Kniffligkeit f
(of situation)Schwierigkeit f, → Kitzligkeit f (inf); the trickiness of the present industrial situation …die heikle or kitzlige (inf)augenblickliche Lage in der Industrie
(= slyness)Durchtriebenheit f, → Gerissenheit f


(trik) noun
1. something which is done, said etc in order to cheat or deceive someone, and sometimes to frighten them or make them appear stupid. The message was just a trick to get her to leave the room.
2. a clever or skilful action (to amuse etc). The magician performed some clever tricks.
intended to deceive or give a certain illusion. trick photography.
ˈtrickery noun
the act of deceiving or cheating. She could not stand his trickery.
ˈtrickster noun
a cheater.
ˈtricky adjective
difficult. a tricky problem/job; a tricky person to deal with.
ˈtrickily adverb
ˈtrickiness noun
ˈtrick question noun
a question that is likely to mislead a person.
do the trick
to do or be what is necessary. I need a piece of paper. This old envelope will do the trick!
play a trick / tricks on
to do something which is amusing to oneself because it deceives or frightens (someone else), or makes them appear stupid. He played a trick on her by jumping out from behind a wall as she passed.
a trick of the trade
one of the ways of being successful in a job etc. Remembering the customers' names is one of the tricks of the trade.
trick or treat!
an expression used by children on Halloween to ``threaten'' people that they will do annoying tricks if they do not get sweets or small presents.
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