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Tricky

Trick′y

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Adj.
Given to tricks; practicing deception; trickish; knavish.

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tricky

tricky

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Adjective

tricky (comparative trickier, superlative trickiest)

  1. hard to deal with, complicated
    They were in a tricky situation.
    • 2012 September 15, Amy Lawrence, “Arsenal's Gervinho enjoys the joy of six against lowly Southampton”, in the Guardian:
      It was as comfortable an afternoon as Arsène Wenger could have wished for in a situation that can be tricky in between internationals and the upcoming Champions League.
  2. adept at using deception
    A tricky salesman can sell anything.

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