What does tricky mean?

Definitions for tricky
ˈtrɪk itricky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slippery, tricky(adj)

    not to be trusted

    "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee

  2. catchy, tricky(adj)

    having concealed difficulty

    "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow"

  3. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. tricky(Adjective)

    hard to deal with, complicated

    They were in a tricky situation.

  2. tricky(Adjective)

    adept at using deception

    A tricky salesman can sell anything.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tricky(adj)

    given to tricks; practicing deception; trickish; knavish

Freebase

  1. Tricky

    Tricky is an English musician and actor. As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound and a whispering sprechgesang lyrical style. Culturally, Tricky blends different styles, particularly in his musical fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop culture. His debut album Maxinquaye was nominated for the Mercury Prize and voted Album of the Year by NME Magazine.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tricky in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tricky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tricky in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Look, you always have to be concerned, you don't know exactly who you're dealing with. I had a great great meeting with the president of China and that meeting tells me a lot and you've seen a lot of things happen. They have a pretty good power, not a great power perhaps, but a pretty good power over North Korea. We're gonna see what happens. It's a very, very tricky situation.

  2. Nadif Jama:

    The fallacy and satanic mindset of Al Shabaab is that in Somalia, they kill Muslims and Somalis, they cross the border here and then say they are killing non-Muslims. That is a tricky way of doing business.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Self-denial mostly executes a tricky way, for self-presentation, as an authentic personality.

  4. Adonia Simpson:

    It’s going to be a little bit more tricky for some applicants.

  5. Julian Sanchez:

    There’s plenty of scaremongering around steps broadband providers could take in the absence of neutrality regulation — blocking off certain sites, or charging extra fees to access certain services — but not a ton of reason to think they would do these things, which would antagonize customers, be technically tricky to enforce against sophisticated users, and invite the re-imposition of regulations, what’s more realistic is the introduction of plans that provide higher speeds for specific bandwidth-intensive services.

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  • صعبArabic
  • gerissen, schwierig, heikel, kniffligGerman
  • δυσνόητος, μπερδεμένος, περίπλοκοςGreek
  • dificultoso, difícil, dificultosaSpanish
  • petlik, keeruline, täbar, kavalEstonian
  • tukala, juonikas, hankala, ovelaFinnish
  • malin, délicat, retors, complexe, compliqué, rusée, épineux, ruséFrench
  • նենգոտArmenian
  • pericoloso, ingannevole, insidioso, difficileItalian
  • 狡猾Japanese
  • ancipiti captioni isseLatin
  • netelige, netelig, listige, listigDutch
  • complicada, complicadoPortuguese
  • пронырливый, щекотливый, каверзный, оборотистый, ловкийRussian
  • knepig, meckig, lurig, listigSwedish
  • aldatıcı, kurnaz, zor, güçTurkish

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    • A. temptation
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