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See definition of tricky on Dictionary.com
  • adj.complicated, difficult
  • adj.deceptive, sly

synonyms for tricky

  • complex
  • critical
  • delicate
  • intricate
  • knotty
  • precarious
  • problematic
  • risky
  • rocky
  • sensitive
  • sticky
  • thorny
  • ticklish
  • touchy
  • unstable
  • catchy
  • involved
  • perplexing
  • quirky
  • touch-and-go
  • undependable
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antonyms for tricky

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  • certain
  • direct
  • easy
  • healthy
  • insensitive
  • simple
  • smooth
  • solvable
  • stable
  • steady
  • strong
  • sure
  • uncritical
  • untroublesome
  • aboveboard
  • frank
  • honest
  • uncomplicated
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How to use tricky in a sentence

When the ad shifts to Hunter Biden, it makes another tricky maneuver.
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By design, comparing the performance of RSAs to ETAs is tricky because they are two different animals.
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Below are a range of options to tackle the trickiest of scalp problems.
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Even so, some say that navigating the talk can be tricky especially when doing so with a client.
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We opened that up nationwide for free to the entire country because we knew navigating a relationship and dating in this environment was tricky.
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What’s missing once again is a combination of those two, but in this case it’s trickier to figure out what that combination should be.
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These blood samples then have to be carefully frozen and unfrozen, creating a trickier protocol for standardization.
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For many, that means resuming the tricky task of balancing virtual learning with work calls as many school districts are remaining remote for the time being.
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Everything needs to be tested and that testing process can be tricky in itself.
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The goal was to show journalistic processes and share how some tricky situations were handled.
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WORDS RELATED TO TRICKY

  • adept
  • adroit
  • clever
  • crafty
  • designing
  • dexterous
  • foxy
  • ingenious
  • masterly
  • politic
  • proficient
  • resourceful
  • scheming
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • slick
  • sly
  • smart
  • smooth
  • tricky
  • wily
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