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Synonyms for tricky
ˈtrɪk itrick·y

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  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trickyadjective

    Synonyms:
    TRICKISH

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trickyadjective

    Synonyms:
    trickish, knavish, unprincipled, treacherous

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "tricky":

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

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  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. Elisabeth Mendes Saigg:

    It's a really tricky game to figure out what can I do, what can I not do and how can I squeeze a little more money here and there ? .

  2. Andrew Sheehy of Generator Research:

    We're looking at a major technological revolution of a similar magnitude to the mobile revolution, vERY TRICKY.

  3. 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.

  4. Dan Backer:

    It's a tricky question of law, it's somewhat novel - I think we're going to have to look at it very closely.

  5. Felix Lajeunesse:

    The tricky part is that the technologies are still under development, but shooting in virtual reality and shooting in film will be very similar in terms of cost.


Translations for tricky

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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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