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Synonyms for tricky
ˈtrɪk itrick·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slippery, trickyadjective

    not to be trusted

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

    Synonyms:
    dodgy, catchy, cunning, knavish, sly, guileful, wily, foxy, crafty, slippy, slick, tricksy, slippery

    Antonyms:
    trustworthy, trusty, easy, artless

  2. catchy, trickyadjective

    having concealed difficulty

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

    Synonyms:
    dodgy, catchy, cunning, knavish, sly, attention-getting, guileful, wily, foxy, crafty, slick, tricksy, slippery

    Antonyms:
    easy, trustworthy, trusty, artless

  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"

    Synonyms:
    tricksy, slippery, cunning, silky, clever, dicey, slick, sly, cute, satiny, chancy, sleek, catchy, ingenious, chanceful, pat, crafty, silklike, wily, guileful, knavish, dodgy, silken, glib, foxy

    Antonyms:
    artless, trustworthy, trusty, easy

Editors Contribution

  1. sneaky

    to do something different than said

    you will take a cookie when no one is looking

    Submitted by GallowayKitten on May 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trickyadjective

    Synonyms:
    TRICKISH

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trickyadjective

    Synonyms:
    trickish, knavish, unprincipled, treacherous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tricky":

    delicate, thorny, difficult, sensitive, complicated, complex, awkward

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Tricky":

    Adrian Thaws, Starving Souls, Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, Tricky Kid

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How to use tricky in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Briton Andy Murray:

    He's unpredictable, he can play all of the shots and he's a fantastic athlete, it was a very tricky match and I just fought hard and managed to get through.

  3. 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.

  4. Tina Fey:

    With a premise like this that is potentially tricky for people - a kidnapped woman who's getting her life back - once you move to Netflix, the premise is not a problem at all.

  5. Astronaut Mike Fincke:

    A spacewalk is probably the most dangerous thing that we do, i think it's more dangerous than launching and landing, even though those are really tricky things. If we become separated from the International Space Station, it's super dangerous. Now we have ways to prevent that because it is dangerous, but going outside is an extremely dangerous thing to do.

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Translations for tricky

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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
  • 교활한Korean
  • 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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