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Definition 1: marked by skill in deception - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tricky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for tricky in the sense of this definition

(tricky is similar to ...) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

"the artful dodger" "an artful choice of metaphors"

Definition 2: having concealed difficulty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tricky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a catchy question
  • a tricky recipe to follow

Synonyms for tricky in the sense of this definition

(tricky is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 3: not to be trusted - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tricky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is

Synonyms for tricky in the sense of this definition

(tricky is similar to ...) not worthy of trust or belief

"an untrustworthy person"

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