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tricksy

[trik-see] /ˈtrɪk si/
adjective, tricksier, tricksiest.
1.
Also, tricksome. given to tricks; mischievous; playful; prankish.
2.
difficult to handle or deal with.
3.
Archaic. tricky; crafty; wily.
4.
Archaic. fashionably trim; spruce; smart.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; trick + -s3 + -y1; cf. -sy
Related forms
tricksily, adverb
tricksiness, noun
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Examples from the web for tricksy
  • Too fancy and tricksy for my taste, the stuff he gets in.
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  • It doesn't necessarily mean tricksy or disingenuous, but clear-cut and persuasive.
British Dictionary definitions for tricksy

tricksy

/ˈtrɪksɪ/
adjective -sier, -siest
1.
playing tricks habitually; mischievous
2.
crafty or difficult to deal with
3.
(archaic) well-dressed; spruce; smart
Derived Forms
tricksiness, noun
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