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. Greg Carbin:

    The tricky thing, when you look at this, is it only takes a few days to bring the elements together for severe weather.

  2. Kerene Barefield:

    I don’t think the queen would be paying the settlement money, however, she could possibly be paying some of the funds to the charity. It just wouldn’t sit well with people if the queen contributed financially to the settlement itself. But the situation does put her in a tricky spot as a queen and as a mother. Every parent wants to help their children, but in her case, she has all of the public’s eyes on her.

  3. Reilly Opelka:

    I’m curious to see his match with Djokovic, i think he can give Djokovic a lot of fits because he’s just tricky.

  4. United States:

    Attribution in peacetime is tricky enough... I would say there's a real danger of unintentionally attributing something to United States that the United States or its allies simply did not do.

  5. Mayihlome Tshwete:

    This is a tricky case.

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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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    • A. inspire
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    • C. attend
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