- trick·i·ly, adverb
- trick·i·ness, noun
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How to use tricky in a sentence
With other emerging allies the calculus is trickier and leaves less margin for error.America Has an Unannounced ISIS Strategy, And It Involves Iran | Jacob Siegel | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the middle ground — medium-sized black holes — is a little trickier.
But comets, thanks to their eccentric and frequently long orbits, are trickier to study up close.
It may be a trickier dance in a primary in which the most partisan Democrats are often the only ones who show up at the polls.It’s Matt Miller Time! Longtime Radio Host Runs for Congress | David Freedlander | February 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was trickier to convincingly recreate Mark's imprint as a platonic pal downstairs.
She was fleeter than Gerda, she struck harder than Kay, she was trickier than all of them, the beloved girl.Dangerous Ages | Rose Macaulay
Bright, being the trickier of the two, was made the nigh ox, to be more under control.Rolf In The Woods | Ernest Thompson Seton
The comfort (hedone) of the Epicureans is the same practical philosophy the Stoics teach, only trickier, more deceitful.The Ego and His Own | Max Stirner
Battery patents are trickier than automotive machinery patents.With No Strings Attached | Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)
There were newer models and trickier weapons, but none which worked so smoothly under the touch of Andy.Way of the Lawless | Max Brand
British Dictionary definitions for tricky
involving snags or difficulties: a tricky job
needing careful and tactful handling: a tricky situation
characterized by tricks; sly; wily: a tricky dealer
- trickily, adverb
- trickiness, noun
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