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trick·y

tricky

 
 
pronunciation:
trI ki
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: trickier, trickiest
definition 1: given to or marked by deception or trickery; wily.
He's a tricky guy, so don't believe everything he says.I thought the sales person gave me a tricky answer about the car's performance.
synonyms:
deceptive, fraudulent, shifty, wily
antonyms:
honest, straightforward
similar words:
artful, captious, crafty, cunning, deceitful, devious, evasive, foxy, lubricious, scheming, sly, sneaky, underhanded
definition 2: requiring skill or cautious proceeding; difficult.
It's a tricky problem that will require a lot of difficult negotiating.The north side of the mountain is a tricky climb.
synonyms:
complicated, difficult, hard
antonyms:
easy, simple
similar words:
chancy, complex, delicate, hazardous, risky, subtle, touch-and-go, touchy, unpredictable
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derivations: trickily (adv.), trickiness (n.)