What does tricky mean?

Definitions for tricky
ˈtrɪk itrick·y

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tricky.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slippery, trickyadjective

    not to be trusted

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

  2. catchy, trickyadjective

    having concealed difficulty

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

  3. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilyadjective

    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. trickyadjective

    hard to deal with, complicated

    They were in a tricky situation.

  2. trickyadjective

    adept at using deception

    A tricky salesman can sell anything.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trickyadjective

    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. Scott Schieman:

    Dividing up housework and parenting responsibilities can be tricky, especially if both partners work outside the home, and whether you define that division of labor as equal or unequal can really change your attitude toward it.

  2. Cortney Harding:

    I think it's going to be tricky because the music app is separate from YouTube Red, plus they have other separate apps, if I'm a casual user I'm going to find that confusing.

  3. Matsapa Matsapa:

    A business is about stock, available stock. When the beers are here, they sell. My problem is a shortage of supply, the alcohol market is a very tricky thing.

  4. American Furyk:

    So far, I've been fortunate but we all know in this sport that it can be short-lived, if something happens to the back or whatever it may be, it's a tricky slope. I'm just thankful for the very healthy years that I've had and I do the best to get as many more as I can.

  5. Dustin Johnson:

    The greens are tricky, for me, I don't know, I've always struggled reading them. But I hit some really nice putts and I played really solid.

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  • صعبArabic
  • knifflig, heikel, gerissen, schwierigGerman
  • δυσνόητος, περίπλοκος, μπερδεμένοςGreek
  • dificultoso, dificultosa, difícilSpanish
  • petlik, täbar, keeruline, kavalEstonian
  • tukala, hankala, ovela, juonikasFinnish
  • épineux, retors, malin, rusée, complexe, délicat, compliqué, ruséFrench
  • նենգոտArmenian
  • difficile, pericoloso, insidioso, ingannevoleItalian
  • 狡猾Japanese
  • 교활한Korean
  • ancipiti captioni isseLatin
  • netelige, listige, listig, neteligDutch
  • complicada, complicadoPortuguese
  • щекотливый, каверзный, оборотистый, ловкий, пронырливыйRussian
  • listig, lurig, knepig, meckigSwedish
  • güç, aldatıcı, kurnaz, zorTurkish

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