Synonyms for tricky

Synonyms for (adjective) tricky

Synonyms: tricksy, tricky, foxy, knavish, dodgy, crafty, cunning, wily, slick, sly, guileful

Definition: marked by skill in deception

Usage: cunning men often pass for wise; deep political machinations; a foxy scheme; a slick evasive answer; sly as a fox; tricky Dick; a wily old attorney

Similar words: artful

Definition: marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

Usage: the artful dodger; an artful choice of metaphors


Synonyms: tricky, catchy

Definition: having concealed difficulty

Usage: a catchy question; a tricky recipe to follow

Similar words: difficult, hard

Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

Usage: a difficult task; nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access; difficult times; why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?


Synonyms: tricky, slippery

Definition: not to be trusted

Usage: how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is- James Agee

Similar words: untrustworthy, untrusty

Definition: not worthy of trust or belief

Usage: an untrustworthy person