Definition of tricky in English:
adjective (trickier, trickiest)
1(Of a task, problem, or situation) requiring care and skill because difficult or awkward: applying eyeliner can be a tricky business some things are very tricky to explain
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- Completing one set of objectives or the other isn't too hard, but completing them both is a tricky task.
- The horribly tricky task for the judges in such situations is to avoid the court being used as a weapon in a revenge mission.
- He has the tricky task of deciding where the side will play in the future.
1.1(Of a person or act) deceitful, crafty, or skillful.
- The early minutes of the second half saw more great skills from Thompson and tricky runs from Sovago.
- Ryan Giggs is not as tricky but he has great pace, skill and overall quality.
- The tricky winger immediately started to cause Portadown problems and clearly lifted the Newry attack.
- Example sentences
- Customs officers, for example, I find trickily unpredictable.
- With these techniques Johnson effectively but trickily conveys his ironic and multivocal vision and makes his narrator successfully write himself into the text.
- The concerto demands athletic power from the soloist as he negotiates trickily angular and motoric passages, particularly in the last movement.
- Example sentences
- Smith's technique makes the structural trickiness of the script work - in the hands of a lesser performer, Shakespeare's Will would not be as effective a drama.
- One of the many marvelous things about American Splendor is that the extraordinary trickiness of the film's structure is truly the only way to tell its story.
- The conspiracy theorists, however, interpret it as a bit of trickiness.
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