tricky - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tricky

(adj) not to be trusted
Synonyms : slippery
Example Sentence
  • how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is

(adj) having concealed difficulty
Synonyms : catchy
Example Sentence
  • a catchy question
  • a tricky recipe to follow

(adj) marked by skill in deception
Synonyms : crafty , cunning , dodgy , foxy , guileful , knavish , slick , sly , tricksy , wily
Example Sentence
  • 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

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