Definition of tricky adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tricky

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈtrɪki//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪki//
     
    (trickier, trickiest)
     
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  1. 1(rather informal) difficult to do or deal with a tricky situation Getting it to fit exactly is a tricky business. The equipment can be tricky to install.
  2. 2(of people) clever but likely to trick you synonym crafty
  3. Extra examples I don’t know how you fit the top on. It looks very tricky. It’s an extremely tricky problem. Things got a bit tricky when two people claimed the same seat. a rather tricky situation Getting it to fit exactly is a tricky business. It was a very tricky rescue operation as it was a really severe storm. The incident has raised some tricky questions about the future of the project.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tricky