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trickyadjective

uk   us   /ˈtrɪk.i/

tricky adjective (DIFFICULT)

B2 If a piece of work or problem is tricky, it is difficult to deal with and needs careful attention or skill: Those bird models are quite tricky to make, aren't they? I'm in a bit of a tricky situation really - whatever I do I'll offend someone.
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tricky adjective (DISHONEST)

likely to deceive people: He's a tricky character, that one.
Translations of “tricky”
in Korean 어려운…
in Arabic صَعْب…
in Portuguese delicado, difícil, complicado…
in Catalan difícil, complicat…
in Japanese 難しい, 扱いにくい…
in Italian difficile, complicato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 困難的, 難辦的, 難對付的…
in Russian сложный…
in Turkish zor, güç, uğraşılması zor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 困难的, 难办的, 难对付的…
in Polish trudny, skomplikowany…
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