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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. not to be trusted;
- Example: "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
[syn: slippery, tricky]

2. having concealed difficulty;
- Example: "a catchy question"
- Example: "a tricky recipe to follow"
[syn: catchy, tricky]

3. marked by skill in deception;
- Example: "cunning men often pass for wise"
- Example: "deep political machinations"
- Example: "a foxy scheme"
- Example: "a slick evasive answer"
- Example: "sly as a fox"
- Example: "tricky Dick"
- Example: "a wily old attorney"
[syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tricky \Trick"y\, a. Given to tricks; practicing deception; trickish; knavish. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tricky adj 1: not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee [syn: slippery, tricky] 2: having concealed difficulty; "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow" [syn: catchy, tricky] 3: 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" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

183 Moby Thesaurus words for "tricky": Herculean, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, abstruse, acute, ambidextrous, amoral, arch, arduous, artful, astute, awkward, beguiling, brutal, cagey, calculating, canny, catchy, cheating, chiseling, clever, collusive, complex, complicated, conscienceless, corrupt, corrupted, covinous, crafty, criminal, critical, crooked, cunning, cute, dark, debatable, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, deep, deep-laid, delicate, delusive, delusory, demanding, designing, devious, difficile, difficult, diplomatic, dishonest, dishonorable, double, double-dealing, doubtful, dubious, duplicitous, evasive, exacting, fallacious, false, falsehearted, feline, felonious, finagling, fishy, formidable, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, hairy, hallucinatory, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought, hazardous, iffy, ill-got, ill-gotten, illusive, illusory, immoral, indirect, ingenious, insidious, intricate, inventive, jawbreaking, knotted, knotty, knowing, laborious, mean, misleading, no picnic, not easy, not kosher, operose, pawky, perfidious, playful, politic, prankish, pranksome, pranky, precarious, questionable, quirky, ready, resourceful, rigorous, risky, rocky, roguish, rotten, rough, rugged, scheming, sensitive, serpentine, set with thorns, severe, shady, shameless, sharp, shifty, shrewd, sinister, slick, slippery, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophistical, spiny, sportive, stealthy, steep, sticky, strategic, strenuous, subtile, subtle, supple, surreptitious, suspicious, tactical, thorny, ticklish, toilsome, touch-and-go, touchy, tough, treacherous, trick, trickish, tricksy, two-faced, uncertain, unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable, undependable, underhand, underhanded, unethical, unfair, unjust, unprincipled, unsavory, unscrupulous, unsportsmanlike, unstraightforward, uphill, vulpine, waggish, wary, wicked, wily, without remorse, without shame