adjective, trickier, trickiest.
given to or characterized by deceitful tricks; crafty; wily.
skilled in clever tricks or dodges.
deceptive, uncertain, or difficult to deal with or handle.

1780–90; trick + -y1

trickily, adverb
trickiness, noun

1. artful, sly, shrewd. 2. skillful, adroit. 3. doubtful, unpredictable, unreliable, perilous. Unabridged
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tricky (ˈtrɪkɪ)
adj , trickier, trickiest
1.  involving snags or difficulties: a tricky job
2.  needing careful and tactful handling: a tricky situation
3.  characterized by tricks; sly; wily: a tricky dealer

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