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tricky

adjective
     
trick‧y S3 comparative trickier, superlative trickiest
1 something that is difficult to deal with or do because it is complicated and full of problems:
I can get you tickets for the show but it'll be tricky.
2 a tricky person is clever and likely to deceive you [= crafty]
WORD FOCUS: difficult WORD FOCUS: difficult
difficult to do: hard, tough, challenging, daunting

difficult and needing a lot of physical effort: tough, strenuous, back-breaking, gruelling, arduous, punishing

difficult to deal with or talk about: tricky, awkward, delicate, sensitive, touchy

words for describing a difficult person: awkward, trying

words for describing difficult conditions: adverse, hostile


See also
difficult

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