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tricky (adj.)

1786, "characterized by tricks," from trick (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "deceptively difficult" is from 1868. Related: Trickily; trickiness. Earlier was tricksy (1590s).

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Definitions of tricky from WordNet

tricky (adj.)
not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee;
Synonyms: slippery
tricky (adj.)
having concealed difficulty;
a tricky recipe to follow
Synonyms: catchy
tricky (adj.)
marked by skill in deception;
tricky Dick
Synonyms: crafty / cunning / dodgy / foxy / guileful / knavish / slick / sly / tricksy / wily
From wordnet.princeton.edu