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Characterized by or tending to use tricks or trickery.

trick′ish·ly adv.
trick′ish·ness n.
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The female condom is good for women because sometimes men are trickish."
Jane Elton, the heroine of A New England Tale, is a merchant's daughter, orphaned at the age of twelve and adopted by a stern, Calvinist aunt, who, together with her "wilful and trickish" children, abuse and scapegoat Jane (38).
If irony characterizes our epoch, then the trickster is our god, a play that King makes when he bases his novel about history and its effects on the punning of God and dog (2) and places his trickish narrator divinely above all.