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trick·y

 (trĭk′ē)
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.

tricky

(ˈtrɪkɪ)
adj, trickier or trickiest
1. involving snags or difficulties: a tricky job.
2. needing careful and tactful handling: a tricky situation.
3. characterized by tricks; sly; wily: a tricky dealer.
ˈtrickily adv
ˈtrickiness n

trick•y

(ˈtrɪk i)

adj. trick•i•er, trick•i•est.
1. given to or characterized by deceitful tricks; crafty; wily; sly.
2. unpredictably difficult or troublesome; unreliable or uncooperative: a tricky light switch.
3. having, using, or involving clever, intricate, or demanding maneuvers: a tricky dance step.
[1780–90]
trick′i•ly, adv.
trick′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tricky - not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
untrustworthy, untrusty - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"
2.tricky - having concealed difficultytricky - having concealed difficulty; "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
3.tricky - marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

tricky

adjective
1. difficult, sensitive, complicated, delicate, risky, sticky (informal), hairy (informal), problematic, thorny, touch-and-go, knotty, dicey (informal), ticklish This could be a very tricky problem.
difficult clear, easy, simple, obvious, straightforward, uncomplicated
2. crafty, scheming, subtle, cunning, slippery, sly, deceptive, devious, wily, artful, foxy, deceitful They could encounter some tricky political manoevring.
crafty open, direct, genuine, sincere, honest, truthful, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), above board, artless, ingenuous

tricky

adjective
1. Deceitfully clever:
2. Requiring great tact or skill:
3. Hard to deal with or get out of:
Informal: sticky.
Translations
مُعَقَّدمَكّار، حَيّال، مُخادِع
obtížnýkomplikovaný
vanskeligsnu
hankala
nezgodan
cseles
víîsjáll, erfiîur viîfangs
油断のならない狡猾な
애매한
complicadocomplicada
težavenzapleten
knepig
ยาก
khó khăn

tricky

[ˈtrɪkɪ] ADJ (trickier (compar) (trickiest (superl)))
1. [situation] → complicado, difícil; [problem] → delicado
it's all rather trickyes un poco complicado, es un tanto difícil
2. [person] (= sly) → tramposo, ladino; (= difficult) → difícil

tricky

[ˈtrɪki] adj
(= difficult) [problem, situation] → difficile, délicat(e)
Parking can be tricky in the town centre → Il n'est pas toujours facile de se garer dans le centre.
(= crafty) [person] → rusé(e)

tricky

adj (+er)
(= difficult)schwierig; (= fiddly)knifflig; he is a very tricky person to get on withes ist äußerst schwierig, mit ihm auszukommen; warts can be tricky to get rid ofWarzen loszuwerden kann schwierig sein; it is going to be tricky explaining or to explain his absencees wird nicht einfach sein, seine Abwesenheit zu erklären; it’s tricky for me to give you an answer nowes ist nicht einfach für mich, Ihnen jetzt darauf zu antworten
(= requiring tact) situation, problemheikel, kitzlig
(= sly, crafty) person, plandurchtrieben, gerissen; questionschwierig, knifflig (inf); a tricky customerein schwieriger Typ

tricky

[ˈtrɪkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (situation, problem) → difficile; (job, task) → delicato/a; (person, sly) → astuto/a

trick

(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.
adjective
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.

tricky

مُعَقَّد obtížný vanskelig knifflig ύπουλος peliagudo hankala difficile nezgodan complesso 油断のならない 애매한 lastig vanskelig podstępny complicado хитрый knepig ยาก dolambaçlı khó khăn 棘手的

tricky

a. engañoso-a; complicado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Yankees are a deal the most tricky, everybody knows.
Well, then,'' said Bois-Guilbert, ``I will speak as freely as ever did doting penitent to his ghostly father, when placed in the tricky confessional.
There is no occasion," said the Distressed One; "I will be bail for him, and I know that Malambruno has nothing tricky or treacherous about him; you may mount without any fear, Senor Don Quixote; on my head be it if any harm befalls you.
Then would one turn towards his neighbour saying, "This is some tricky old bow-fancier; either he has got one like it at home, or he wants to make one, in such workmanlike style does the old vagabond handle it.
Cromwell is mighty, Mazarin is tricky, but I would rather have to do with them than with the late Monsieur Mordaunt.
Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing," answered Holmes thoughtfully.
Don't you think there's something rather tricky about this solitude, Flambeau?
They are tricky, these sailing boats--turn over in a second.
The fellow was a clever swordsman--resourceful and extremely tricky.
Well, these tricky fairies sometimes slyly change the board on a ball night, so that it says the Gardens are to close at six-thirty for instance, instead of at seven.
No," replied the Shaggy Man; "it won't do that, for I know a trick to beat this tricky road.
He discounted the silly views of the tricky priests, and he was very much alone in the chaos of the confusing problem.