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From lura (to trick) +‎ -ig (-y).


lurig (comparative lurigare, superlative lurigast)

  1. tricky (hard to deal with, complicated)
    Synonyms: knepig, klurig
    en lurig situationa tricky situation
    en lurig frågaa tricky question
  2. (relating to a person) sneaky, sly, tricksy
    Han är lite lurigHe's a bit sneaky
    Han hade en lurig minHe had a sly look on his face

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes endearing in (sense 2).
  • Sometimes more towards strange/eccentric (in a sneaky or tricksy kind of way) when used of people.


Inflection of lurig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lurig lurigare lurigast
Neuter singular lurigt lurigare lurigast
Plural luriga lurigare lurigast
Masculine plural3 lurige lurigare lurigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 lurige lurigare lurigaste
All luriga lurigare lurigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic