Definition Of tricksy


(of a person) playful or mischievous.


clever in an ingenious or deceptive way.

Flashbacks, dream sequences and supernatural intervention merge into a miasma of disjointed, tricksy effects.

Example Of tricksy

  • a typically tricksy beginning to his latest venture

  • Also, a pair of tricksy pop-out cupholders hide behind a flimsy bit of plastic on the passenger side.

  • And do not try anything tricksy if you don't need to.

  • Bawer is quite plainly a talented writer, but he is also tricksy , and he has a tendency to overload what are often perfectly valid points with debatable stylistic flourishes.

  • But Gray is a tricksy fellow and might be fibbing.

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