adjective, trick·i·er, trick·i·est.
Related formstrick·i·ly, adverbtrick·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for tricky
Their solidified friendship is one of the most touching details of the premiere, but it also puts Branson in a tricky predicament.
The power delivered by the rocket motor was uneven and tricky to control.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole|Clive Irving|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a tricky and perilous path, but there are no realistic alternatives.There’s Only One Way to Beat ISIS: Work With Assad and Iran|Leslie H. Gelb|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What makes Islam so tricky that it trips up even the usually more discerning among us?
Winning a game this tricky, then, is nearly impossible without a coach.
Though a boy may be tricky he cannot be perfect, and the priest had much compassion on him.Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist|Samuel Smiles
On his day Fluff is tricky, but this, apparently, is not his day.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell
Human nature is weak, and has need of tricky aids, even in the pursuit of happiness.Literary Taste: How to Form It|Arnold Bennett
And to all who dealt with him he was equally false and tricky.History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)|John Richard Green
He had no use for Mr. Coyote, and he did not mind letting that tricky fellow know it, either.The Tale of Benny Badger|Arthur Scott Bailey