adjective, trick·i·er, trick·i·est.
- tricks of the trade,
Origin of tricky
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