tricksiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tricksy +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

tricksiness (usually uncountable, plural tricksinesses)

  1. The quality or state of being tricksy.
    • 1876, George Eliot, Daniel Deronda, Book IV, Chapter 28:
      From the very first there had been an exasperating fascination in the tricksiness with which she had- not met his advances, but- wheeled away from them.

References[edit]

tricksiness”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.