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Definition of "trickish" [trick•ish]

  • Characterized by or tending to use tricks or trickery. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trickish" in a sentence
  • "Gathering his slight person together, P. Sybarite crouched, quivered, jumped for glory and the Saints -- and all but brained himself on that impish and trickish grating."
  • "However, the news from Una was precious, for it was the first intelligence we had had since we left the dear child in bed in Rome, with that trickish fever playing about her."
  • "Here was the genuine article – no, not the genuine article at all, we must go to Africa for that – but the sort of creatures generations of slavery have made them: obsequious, trickish, lazy and ignorant, yet kind-hearted, merry-tempered, quick to feel and accept the least token of the brotherly love which is slowly teaching the white hand to grasp the black, in this great struggle for the liberty of both the races."
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