tricksiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tricksy +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

tricksiness (usually uncountable, plural tricksinesses)

  1. The state or condition 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.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tricksiness in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)