Đồng nghĩa của tricky

Alternative for tricky

tricky /'triki/
  • tính từ
    • xảo quyệt, lắm thủ đoạn, mưu mẹo, xỏ lá, láu cá, mánh lới
      • a tricky old sharper: thằng cha cáo già
    • phức tạp, rắc rối (công việc...)
      • a tricky problem in mathematics: một bài toán rắc rối

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Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
difficult sensitive delicate problematic sticky thorny ticklish complicated knotty risky touchy hairy awkward precarious touch-and-go complex involved uncertain catchy convoluted dicey dodgy embarrassing nasty prickly problematical spiny tough tricksy vexed gnarly critical fiddly intricate perplexing quirky rocky undependable unstable troublesome hard baffling puzzling controversial trying taxing elaborate sophisticated vexatious uncomfortable chancy tangled dangerous challenging irksome bothersome iffy unpleasant confusing distressing upsetting worrying unfathomable disturbing hazardous perilous bewildering concerning tortuous impenetrable labyrinthine involute detailed unpredictable involuted enigmatic worrisome mystifying obscure byzantine abstruse questionable uneasy rough dubious grievous disagreeable undecipherable humiliating dark arduous formidable compromising confused labyrinthian fancy Byzantine incommodious unsafe disconcerting Gordian serpentine contentious entangled cringeworthy recondite discomfiting inscrutable cringey painful cryptic parlous interlaced emotive flustering nettlesome suspect cringe-making high-risk volatile bitter unsettled baroque inconvenient daedal cumbersome troubled fraught with danger impossible ambiguous incomprehensible confounding advanced tight dire bleak Daedalian full of twists and turns onerous forbidding grim difficult to understand unchancy treacherous awful punishing shameful tense debatable demeaning degrading barro briery pointed unsound annoying unfriendly spartan hostile profound discomposing discountenancing agitating unnerving problem capricious equivocal paradoxical shaky insoluble moot complicate mazy scratchy operose strenuous toe-curling unanswerable subtle excruciating exasperating messy deep circuitous serious demanding fraught ravelled jumbled mixed dense knotted mind-bending open to doubt raveled hi-tech full of problems mixed up Daedalean beset by problems finicky loaded chaotic tender harassing intractable severe echinated stimulating provocative vulnerable heated discomforting divisive scandalous searching penetrating like herding cats shaming mortifying scary unhealthy wicked jeopardous erratic fluctuant stressful heavy laborious rugged insolvable threatening grave eventful incalculable insecure indivisible inseparable bemusing frustrating daunting hair-trigger kid-glove state-of-the-art elite nice kittle ignominious unsteady lively fiendish devilish disgraceful discreditable dishonouring blush-making temperamental mercurial changeable inconstant fickle variable disputed winding sinuous twisted high-level higher-level ornate unpropitious discommodious distracting discommoding dishonoring inopportune troubling rattling unseemly charged rococo heterogeneous multifaceted multifarious variegated nuanced muddled devil of a very devil of a high-tech long-drawn-out can of worms maze-like drawn-out bristly barbed top-level debated contested tickly galling torturous roundabout indirect indissoluble inextricable impossible to separate briary thistly brambly irritating dolorous bumpy afflicted unclear unintelligible abstract doubtful embarrassed radical extensive undecided undetermined unresolved unconcluded mind-boggling inexplicable itchy confronting distressed afflictive wearisome untimely sharp spiculate pronged bristled spiniferous spicular spiky aculeate spinous spiked trouble vexing rambling esoteric mysterious mystical thought-provoking fathomless in contention ongoing at issue in dispute causing discomfort ill-fitting dubitable disputable hard to solve hard to explain beyond comprehension beyond one's grasp opaque misleading unstraightforward nervous anxious setaceous jaggy muricate pointy barbellate spinose enigmatical hazy over one's head above one's head unsolvable open to question open to debate hot-button suspicious shady fishy queer doubtable verbose lengthy overlong devious deceptive nerve-racking restless unsettling creepy disquieting nail-biting distressful nerve-wracking up in the air yet to be decided much debated fractious drastic perverse cunning indecisive open arguable complete sweeping thorough extreme revolutionary uphill terrible ramified reticular effortful difficult to follow uptight apprehensive major emotionally charged up for grabs unhandy unwieldy clunky cumbrous cranky impractical clumsy bunglesome ungainly ponderous unmanageable burdensome lumbersome a devil hard to use

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Deceitful or crafty
crafty cunning scheming devious sly artful wily foxy guileful slick slippery subtle deceitful deceptive dodgy dishonest shifty beguiling cagey cagy cute designing disingenuous duplicitous fly Machiavellian shrewd snide carny shonky slim astute clever deep delusive delusory greasy insidious intelligent keen misleading shady sharp smooth streetwise treacherous witted wry underhand sneaky crooked double-dealing unscrupulous underhanded calculating two-faced untrustworthy fraudulent conniving Janus-faced dishonourable false unprincipled dishonorable cheating bent canny corrupt unethical furtive dubious two-timing perfidious sneaking lying stealthy ingenious insincere rogue untruthful disreputable smart mendacious dissembling roguish indirect evasive fast dirty unfair unreliable manipulative deceiving double-crossing surreptitious clandestine secret intriguing knavish hollow-hearted immoral pawky skilful skillful plotting vulpine sharp-witted criminal savvy hypocritical secretive swindling knowing amoral elusive questionable traitorous covert oblique conspiratorial resourceful illegal unlawful fishy defrauding fly-by-night unfaithful faithless false-hearted adroit undependable double-faced contriving arch nefarious snidey counterfeit iffy unjust disloyal venal bluffing truthless rascally villainous dirty-dealing malfeasant under the table dexterous dextrous acute hidden collusive impish suspicious backstairs undercover not to be trusted hugger-mugger mischievous tricksy hole-and-corner corruptible astucious hush-hush murky grafting buyable untrue Punic street-smart street smart dissimulating phoney scandalous fake phony wrong fibbing dicey conspiring fugitive masterly adept alert unsportsmanlike unsporting proficient politic perceptive not to be depended on fair-weather not dependable discerning wise sagacious mean inventive imaginative low underground deft puckish fiendish below the belt captious illusory suspect trick unconscionable private discriminating sham playful devilish observant wicked cloaked stealth privy sneak heads-up unsafe waggish slinking inconstant corrupted cutthroat skulking bribable dangerous evil back-alley cloak-and-dagger feigned backhanded black heady low-down sinister rotten lawless spurious irresponsible quick-witted behind-the-scenes seedy scampish teasing leprechaunish prankish elvish fickle pretended sketchy mock iniquitous frolicsome unctuous equivocating sub-rosa recreant pixieish ludic pixie pixy inglorious suborned crazy like a fox sportive prevaricating misrepresenting inventing misstating falsifying as sharp as a tack of dubious character under wraps espiègle potentially illegal back-stabbing committing perjury colluding caballing leery experienced unpredictable shrewdness stinky nifty shrouded veiled mean-spirited quick heedful forsworn crazy like fox bootleg slimy cynical errant obliquitous erring gimmicky ruthless irregular ambidextrous concealed bogus illicit unhonest opportunist deviant under the counter opportunistic playing politics put on playing games perilous ensnaring wormlike snaky uncandid not candid not frank expedient faking one out not straightforward unsteady insecure unstable hard to pin down changeable uncertain mutable variable untrusty backbiting hoodwinking lubricious unfrank unveracious not trustworthy pseudo bamboozling falsified forged against the law imitation malicious fink trustless left- handed neat whip-smart not entirely truthful terminologically inexact perjurious perjured plausible rascal off bum seeming serpentine catchy imposturous jive mealymouthed artificial double mealy treasonable sideways sidelong under-the-table on the QT on the quiet treasonous subversive seditious sly like a fox backstabbing doubtful rebellious renegade like a snake in the grass economical with the truth cloak and dagger disguised creepy behind someone's back circumspect hole and corner cautious masked Pecksniffian lip apostate mutinous leading breakaway unprofessional double dealing phony-baloney phoney-baloney left-handed unloyal betraying shameful discreditable snake in the grass loaded felonious scoundrelly profiteering mercenary bad dissolute ignoble reprobate base sinful shameless cheeky cowardly foul extortionate open yellow judicious sensible prudent gone to the dogs fast and loose on the take naughty licentious mercentary praetorian sordid conscienceless stop-at-nothing abandoned profligate degenerate wanton dastardly perspicacious insightful difficult to track down difficult to find always on the move difficult to catch coquettish sage fallacious sapient rakish raffish brainy hardheaded argute profound suss accurate probing farsighted shark calculated inside clear-sighted clear-eyed hard-boiled on the ball long-headed far-seeing media-savvy wised up in the know on the inside on top of up on penetrating rational percipient thoughtful bright practical sound brilliant reasonable intuitive enlightened pragmatic knowledgeable piercing sensitive logical incisive careful genius realistic sane informed commonsensical discreet aware levelheaded down-to-earth sober learned erudite quick on the uptake well-advised nimble commonsense razor-sharp sophisticated intellectual matter-of-fact ready worldly-wise businesslike level-headed nimble-witted good tactical critical quick off the mark analytical considerate hard penetrative provident reasoned scholarly unsentimental rapier-like able worldly vigilant exceptional understanding well advised cool mature fine common-sense supersmart ultrasmart seasoned apt foresighted advisable cultivated wary reflective hyperintelligent hardened gifted unidealistic no-nonsense cultured analytic well-founded tactful objective desirable delicate strategic pragmatical gnostic clear grounded hard-headed educated justified well judged agile well-reasoned philosophical tough searching trenchant solid quick-thinking responsible earthy utilitarian commonsensible witty just unromantic capable unfantastic full of insight real sharp as a tack hard-nosed sharp-sighted frugal contemplative considered well-grounded reliable downy responsive refined cerebral well thought out balanced having been around thinking diplomatic well-informed safe whiz urbane precocious firm cogent well-thought-out coherent active valid well reasoned unprovincial showing great knowledge with great knowledge razor-edged knife-like not born yesterday quick on the trigger quick on the draw tasteful thrifty economical selective open-eyed with both feet on the ground tough-minded intent sharpened genuine handy keen-witted judgmatical judgmatic chary guarded seemly expert hard-bitten sentient dependable creative gingerly enterprising cosmopolitan razor-like ratiocinative truthful insighted parsimonious watchful forethoughtful sophic skilled artistic unwasteful true finely honed lucid clear-thinking conversant competent joined-up penny-pinching philosophic deductive exact proven cheap polite visionary precise prompt polished awake conscious thorough prosaic together wide awake attentive well-judged not missing a trick nobody's fool cluey gracious courteous well grounded all there thinking twice playing safe knowing how many beans make five tuned in with all one's wits about one hedging one's bets knows what's what with one's feet on the ground ear to the ground exquisite self-aware einstein premeditating real-life factual healthy hip razor sharp inquisitive appropriate concise controlling satisfying dinkum succinct punchy crisp pithy advantageous recommended beneficial profitable sussed adult satisfactory exacting detailed complex decent estimable enquiring questioning inquiring receptive lively alive original hep gainful worthwhile lifelike naturalistic natural no fool acuminous with it fitting innovative wise to robust unemotional exploitative resolute intractable swift PDQ brisk having fancy footwork to the point effective effectual well balanced efficacious qualified appreciative prescient vigorous mercurial curt wired seasonable judicial well a good idea true-life straight deliberate treating with kid gloves conciliatory grown-up bland suave having smarts genial well-read well read well educated inspired cognizant forearmed deliberated smart as a whip talented serious abstruse recondite gentle cool-headed smart as a tack sparing with both one's feet on the ground innovational trailblazing fertile originative Promethean elaborate innovatory equipped esoteric weighty arcane respectful sympathetic pioneering miserly economic hermetic hermetical clued-up tuned-in particular well-prepared hostile salty ornery hang tough stand pat locked in tough nut deviceful well informed cogitative acroamatic occult orphic abstemious scrimping economizing forehanded with-it softly-softly kid-glove serious-minded consequent practised fastidious nasty fair stingy masterful nimble-fingered saving prepared tight full of common sense thinking outside the box despicable discriminative efficient accomplished trustworthy selfish materialistic grasping blasé economising professional crack impressive contemptible au courant discriminatory discriminational differential worldly-minded avaricious greedy covetous vile ace nippy wizard practiced virtuoso workmanlike bravura in right mind callous self-centered self-centred disenchanted uptown power-loving mondain justifiable veridical faultless collected unquestionable certain veracious synthetic credible infallible trustable reasoning penny-wise finely judged habile ignominious aesthetic nice having all one's marbles steady-going ungentlemanly beggarly squalid rigorous substantiated secure confirmed errorless sure corroborated colorable meticulous sincere impeccable inerrant validated verified fleet well versed in the ways of the world worldly wise been around choosy picky individualising opinionated individualizing choicy esthetic finical select eclectic persnickety fussy finicky scurvy shabby detestable paltry unpleasant worthless certified defensible maintainable definite defendable calculable explicit supportable tenable sustainable empirical cognitive stringent empiric execrable illegitimate abject inequitable wretched sleazy grubby unsportsmanly having know-how with good taste recognized faithful kosher sanctioned significant orthodox legit canonical reputable recognised sorry lame lousy deplorable scummy currish scungy having good hands reserved measured reticent apprehensive scabby ratty mindful tentative conservative hesitant low-minded suspecting scrupulous restrained precautious legal tried-and-true not cricket off-color ill-gotten out of order against the rules on-target letter-perfect clear-cut dead-on spot-on keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on the lookout on your guard belt-and-braces with reservations watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes with eyes peeled taking it slow on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled

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Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression
misleading false deceptive confusing delusive specious ambiguous evasive spurious deceitful delusory sophistical disingenuous casuistical deceiving fallacious unstraightforward beguiling deluding equivocal mock pseudo bewildering casuistic catchy confounding demagogic distorted distracting illusory inaccurate misrepresentative mistakable perplexing puzzling wrong elusive elusory vague obscure stonewalling baffling fraudulent oracular unspecific indescribable incomprehensible fleeting fugacious tenuous phantom transient occult shy evanescent greasy mysterious imponderable volatile abstract transitory insubstantial oblique indirect equivocating slippery prevaricating cagey cunning indeterminate inexact indistinct devious shuffling imprecise unclear indefinite inexplicit cryptic shifty dissembling gnomic roundabout enigmatic circumlocutory circuitous intangible periphrastic Delphic noncommittal non-committal implied ambagious meandering circumlocutionary discursive long-winded backhanded digressive collateral obliquitous circular tortuous elliptical implicit deviating non-linear taking the long way secretive guarded chary tight-lipped circumspect reticent wary careful cautious discreet winding wandering deviant zigzag serpentine curving divergent rambling long-drawn-out sidelong anfractuous unforeseen eventual subsidiary duplicitous long sinuous snaking complicated understood underhand sinister inferred out-of-the-way unplanned twisting sneaky erratic sneaking crooked tacit vagrant long way home hinted at

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Causing difficulty or annoyance
troublesome bothersome upsetting annoying inconvenient irritating worrisome worrying demanding difficult irksome taxing tiresome vexatious distressing disturbing nagging perturbing vexing exasperating infuriating maddening niggling trying arduous concerning harassing oppressive pestiferous pestilential plaguy problematic aggravating awkward burdensome discomforting discomposing disquieting hard laborious nasty pesky thorny troubling troublous unsettling wearisome importunate pestilent alarming damaging dangerous disorderly heavy infestive intractable mean messy murder painful repressive rough rowdy tough ugly undisciplined ungovernable uphill wicked traumatic unpleasant harrying daunting harrowing dismaying grave nerve-racking prickly sticky hairy scary anxious-making tormenting galling rankling infernal irking abrasive riling tedious knotty confounded chafing peeving carking incommodious frustrating nettlesome nettling rebarbative plaguey pesty cussed nerve-wracking agonising apprehensive agonizing persistent displeasing provoking objectionable grating wretched repugnant deplorable unwelcome antagonizing discouraging enraging challenging jarring forbidding puzzling lamentable disagreeable afflicting disappointing festering antipathetic teasing wearing unsatisfying unattractive impossible antagonising enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall agitating disconcerting boring discommoding bedevilling unpleasing unnerving unamusing punchable uncongenial bedeviling discordant grotesque harsh offensive unsuitable inappropriate inharmonious unaesthetic insensitive stridulous ill suited stridulent dry harsh-sounding out of place

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Testing of one's abilities
challenging demanding arduous difficult grueling gruelling tough ambitious hard taxing testing laborious onerous rough formidable rigorous rugged burdensome exigent killer trying herculean moiling strenuous toilsome backbreaking hellacious stiff stretching draining exhausting severe tiring grievous oppressive punishing stressful stringent back-breaking effortful exacting harsh weighty fatiguing wearing heavy excruciating murderous troublesome brutal hellish wearisome grim bothersome strict superincumbent pressured upsetting frustrating hardhanded aggravating inhuman fraught cruel searing exasperating bitter traumatic irksome vexing a stinker of a sticky tight pestilent painstaking bruising ponderous uphill torturous debilitating tortuous daunting unforgiving tedious tiresome agonizing harrowing operose wearying unbearable toilful intolerable sweaty galling tall forbidding grinding persnickety cumbersome sapping fierce intimidating hairy unpleasant gargantuan pressing knackering distressing crushing unyielding jarring upstream solemn vigorous thorny distressful painful unsparing agonising imperious killing shattering backbreaker depleting Herculean time-consuming Augean energy-consuming pick-and-shovel labored laboured relentless enervating crippling worrying vexatious serious disturbing worrisome enervative grave tough going inconvenient awkward embittering overwhelming nerve-racking austere merciless dour unremitting boring headache wicked mean hefty bleak slavish difficile disheartening gloomy discouraging sombre no picnic dismal somber depressing physical colossal steep monumental overburdening staggering mammoth dogged extreme murder protracted worksome lengthy hardworking hectic busy slow uncomfortable a nuisance nagging shocking wretched an imposition no piece of cake exerting carking hypercritical thorough precise critical careful nit-picking by the book tyrannical repressive dictatorial autocratic domineering despotic undemocratic unjust draconian tyrannous responsible authoritarian iron-fisted overbearing pitiless anti-democratic unfair punitive ruthless inexorable coercive high-handed overweening peremptory depressive troubling dispiriting ironhanded rough going heavy-handed confining excessive overtaxing overpowering plodding hostile adverse unfavorable unfavourable unfortunate dire bad injurious negative dark perilous cheerless threatening awful glum miserable straitened unpropitious objectionable gray mournful strained unfriendly black ill-omened woeful treacherous ill-fated direful ill-boding sinister hard-pressed doleful lurid inhospitable chilling grey joyless inauspicious hopeless foreboding dreadful ominous unwelcome shadowy parlous nightmarish disagreeable discommodious precarious comfortless tortured harmful desolate terrible morose messy undesirable jeopardous morbid apocalyptic dangerous rocky sad troubled full of hardship doubtful very bad

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Excessively fussy about details
pernickety fussy exacting particular fastidious finicky picky dainty finical punctilious choosy demanding persnickety careful carping difficult faddish nice over-fastidious over-particular painstaking choosey critical delicate faddy finicking fussbudgety hair-splitting nitpicking nit-picking old-maidish overcritical pass-remarkable detailed fiddly fine hairsplitting nit-picky overnice overprecise difficult to please meticulous scrupulous discriminating hard to please selective pedantic overparticular squeamish precise perfectionist discerning exact prissy conscientious refined thorough stickling assiduous prudish rigorous strait-laced prim cautious accurate correct attentive diligent strict methodical inflexible proper heedful religious hypercritical overdelicate select eclectic choicy sedulous studious mathematical judicious fussbudget captious conscionable punctual perceptive acute ultra-careful exhaustive obsessive fretful fuddy-duddy impossible to please laborious observant complex complicated awkward discriminatory fault-finding niggling mincing astute excessively orderly timid sticklerish tough rough tasteful close sensitive pinpoint hairline niggly timorous sharp keen pure stuffy puritanical anal overfastidious picky-picky trivial old maidish right old womanish spot-on queasy overcautious niminy-piminy schoolmarmish principled Victorian very careful easily disgusted honourable upstanding high-minded upright honorable old-womanish moral righteous ethical right-minded deliberate orderly industrious provident thoughtful circumspect faithful intensive dedicated full elaborate solid regardful thoroughgoing concerned searching stilted stiff formal stiff-necked decorous starchy ceremonious loving by the numbers selfdisciplined chary by the book going to great lengths discreet strenuous in-depth overconscientious overscrupulous polite formalistic civil seemly courteous conventional right on good eye minute systematic complete regular efficient comprehensive unerring ordered persevering structured scientific hard-working organized businesslike all-out all-inclusive logical planned methodic all-embracing neat extensive well organized organised systematized earnest sweeping intent persistent coherent rigid unflagging zealous fixed methodized out-and-out constant systematised severe discriminative literal profound well ordered skilful skillful busy concentrated unmistakable defined tidy explicit active blow-by-blow full-dress disciplined well-ordered veridical tireless stringent true engaged employed bustling well-regulated faultless reliable serious working matter-of-fact total well thought out plugging encyclopedic deep particularized definite routine on the button all-encompassing far-reaching on the nose compendious itemized practical controlled clean clocklike universal embracive inclusive cyclopedic circumstantial intense panoramic omnibus arranged specific whole-hog from A to Z encyclopaedic systematical together authentic veracious cover-all all-in broad-gauge broad-gauged indefatigable truthful factual well planned well regulated uncompromising untiring just genuine swotty tied-up hopping occupied particularised itemised deft concrete distinct perfect definitive ultraprecise full-scale hard subtle clear-cut steady determined nuanced widespread considered purposeful standardized dependable heavy hellacious inch-perfect global eager beaver standard consistent exquisite slick well-organized finespun radical opinionated analytical coordinated spot on on the mark bang on standardised expeditious joined-up effective soup to nuts all the way royal plenty absolute slam-bang wary on the money watchful focused important stickler concentrating listening unwearied alert unremitting grinding whiz considerable professional thoroughpaced calculated measured focussed microscopic nonrandom workaday meaningful substantial significant duteous umbrella competent thoroughly extensively sure wall-to-wall priggish full-blown catholic practised precision no stone unturned the word cultivated crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's ultra-fine fine-drawn dead on incorrupted winning superior nifty pragmatic unwavering hanging in hanging tough playing safe concerted lethal deadly on target well aimed shrewd insightful perspicacious walking on eggs practiced accomplished enterprising hardworking direct vigorous all-absorbing errorless cultured discriminational differential minding p's and q's heart and soul into unambiguous flawless certain prompt timely artistic aesthetic specialized specialised infallible explosive heavy-duty violent vehement excruciating vicious fearsome ghastly high-pressure fierce terrible resolute frightful dreadful blistering furious ferocious almighty fearful wise with good taste individualising prudent individualizing esthetic error-free accelerated fast insistent speeded-up dogged driven tenacious lifelike fair convincing realistic committed steadfast pertinacious immediate seasonable on time early speedy unrelenting eager veristic verisimilar recurrent in good time on the dot periodic cyclic quick ready true to life slogging operose persisting plodding telling it like it is on the nail fact-based on the beam testing challenging to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed arduous gruelling taxing spot on time under the wire bang on time onerous toilsome word-perfect grueling burdensome leaving no stone unturned as it really happened murderous killer back-breaking tall uphill pick-and-shovel tiring moiling backbreaking killing Augean sweaty punishing formidable effortful rugged herculean exigent Herculean trying weighty grievous oppressive trim well-kept shipshape in order regulated framed set-up alike uniform spick-and-span rangé all together in apple-pie order to rights in shape neat as button neat as pin in good shape

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Disgracefully bad or unpleasant
diabolical dreadful terrible appalling atrocious awful frightful poor shocking deplorable disgraceful inferior lamentable mediocre shameful substandard unsatisfactory abysmal bungling crummy dire dismal hopeless inadequate inept second-rate shoddy third-rate very bad bum God-awful lousy pathetic pitiful rotten useless woeful chronic duff nasty outrageous pits poxy ropy rubbish unpleasant vile damnable direful egregious excruciating hellacious a load of pants bad execrable wretched miserable unacceptable deficient low-grade sad imperfect rubbishy trashy cheap worthless sorry pants below par lame grotty dissatisfactory below standard paltry second-class faulty defective junky suboptimal subpar under par low-quality low-rent shabby wanting bargain-basement disagreeable crude contemptible not up to snuff schlocky two-bit coarse sub-par abominable laughable common schlock unsound below average pitiable horrible flawed subnormal abject insufficient average junk disastrous indifferent middling disappointing ordinary unexceptional dodgy pedestrian cut-rate tawdry dime-a-dozen not up to scratch base the pits leaving much to be desired not up to much cheapjack lemon poorer downmarket cheesy horrendous punk tatty tenth-rate hack el cheapo not up to par good-for-nothing déclassé poor-quality tinny amateurish gimcrack trumpery sleazy jerry-built cruddy sucky godawful less-than-stellar odious unfortunate regrettable bush-league low-end tacky grim horrid low garbage lacking meagre stinking meager crumby wack beastly negligent careless distressing objectionable ineffectual incompetent feeble calamitous intolerable impaired bodger weak off wrong bush derisory valueless downer bummer insufferable tinhorn half-pie reprehensible gross from hunger not up to standard weak sauce scurrilous irremediable indefensible stinky cheap and nasty no great shakes poor quality not much cop god-awful revolting repulsive naff inefficient reduced limited ropey amiss repellant repellent commonplace rough impotent little not cutting it end-of-the-pier uncomfortable piss-poor hateful broken inexpert catastrophic cataclysmic insubstantial restricted inappreciable inconsiderable sparing ineffective ill sour blah cheap-jack of a sort grievous second-best poorly cheapie piddling rancid bad news raunchy icky unspeakable diddly fallacious grungy detestable not good grody erroneous not the best strictly for the birds ridiculous rueful absurd ludicrous tragic affecting second class hellish disgustful rebarbative loathly foolish-looking silly hideous ghastly under-strength unseemly off-color impermissible exceptionable distasteful offensive insupportable displeasing obnoxious improper inadmissible unsuitable inappropriate undesirable unimpressive unhappy dubious unreasonable questionable repugnant loathsome condemnable out cheapo dirty melancholy sneaking despicable ratty grubby scabby scummy heartbreaking scurvy mean inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject won't do over the fence not on not quite the done thing half-baked second rate not cricket of poor quality beyond the pale of low quality out of order blameworthy mournful dishonourable dishonorable overwhelming scandalous horrifying unbearable sickening dolorous afflictive opprobrious craptacular trifling no good insignificant flimsy gaudy twopenny-halfpenny unworthy low quality trivial damaged negligible futile unproductive unavailing meretricious unprofitable empty profitless petty inconsequential not good enough nugatory unsatisfying barren inutile Brummagem measly brummagem slipshod incomplete run-down sketchy sordid pointless two a penny a dime a dozen dime-store counterproductive ignoble scant scanty dud fruitless lowbrow foul abhorrent vain disgusting unfinished godforsaken rinky-dink showy bootless unfit broken-down meaningless for the birds low cost anticlimactic inefficacious marred thin inoperative unfructuous null unimportant unusable a dead loss bogus nothing sterile waste abandoned unessential harmful unable piffling makeshift sick tinpot tasteless vulgar unsuccessful catchpenny dilapidated dreary minimal nauseating evil noisome fulsome noxious obscene ugly nauseous kitsch scroungy thrown together short disreputable Mickey Mouse exiguous bleak depressing garbagy pinchbeck tattered brassy patchy unsaleable scarce of little value nickel-and-dime shy puny desolate seedy abortive scruffy dingy no-account needing squalid failing worse entry-level gloomy sombre drab dark cheerless of no value malfunctioning undistinguished uninspired low-down disheartening joyless sullen morose drear piteous solemn somber very poor non-successful heartrending injured bottom-rung warped destitute of no financial value blemished failed purposeless idle no-good indigent forlorn glum scungy depressive impoverished sepulchral comfortless minor-league minor league to no avail otiose fallible small potatoes unfruitful forceless withered spineless neutralized void drossy indecisive unable to do something for toffee powerless to no effect not satisfying defeasible neutralised innocuous frowzy out of sorts off-colour crook off colour ne'er-do-well tinsel corny cheeseball rickety bad quality slovenly mingy minor ramshackle down scale dissatisfying kitschy badly built garish desperate throwaway unskilful dinky doubtful down-market twopenny cheap-looking chintzy disturbing disconcerting disquieting poopy tragical harrowing distressful stupid unwelcome of negligible value downscale meritless upsetting niggling picayune chicken minute nominal piddly slight footling pimping peanut plastic pretentious inglorious so-so iffy underwhelming without value yucky uncultured low-class unfashionable insalubrious unsophisticated incapable fair unreliable inproficient unproficient shlocky unsightly shlock gruesome gut-wrenching run-of-the-mine passable medium run-of-the-mill run-of-mine would fetch nothing of no worth of little worth unfulfilling ignominious leaving a lot to be desired small-time outclassed bog-standard uninspiring bathetic uninteresting unavailable emasculate slack-spined no go no way not effective run down unable to do something to save one's life de minimis not oneself off-form under the weather incorrect frail botched of little financial value degenerate disillusioning despisable heinous disdainable ill-suited unsuited from hell cowardly discreditable down at heel scrappy tainted crippled snide currish unsellable not proper unadvantageous inconsistent incompatible inapt skimpy falling short villainous hateworthy scratched partial torn cracked deformed beggarly swinish outcast crass low-minded beyond contempt unassembled rare undersupplied infrequent unequal underprovided fair to middling immature not all it's cracked up to be ten a penny undeveloped inexact rudimentary outta gas found wanting third string not enough second string second fiddle vicious faultful bottom-of-barrel disfigured not functioning minus not working not make it not cut out for few bugs dumbed down in a state of disrepair hamstrung inexpedient feckless no use senseless hollow null and void invertebrate banal wanky chaffy discouraging unpromising funereal morbid filthy absent missing of no benefit dreich lugubrious saturnine unrefined not acceptable unpolished sunless plutonian tenebrous lonesome black tenebrific elegiac elegiacal omitted gone unfulfilled less bereft devoid cooked away needed bankrupt deprived Cimmerian poverty-stricken burned out in default cut off out of gas not worth a hill of beans not up to expectations too little too late

Adjective

Having the characteristic of being troublesome or unruly
problem unruly problematic delinquent difficult badly-behaved disobedient disturbed intractable intransigent maladjusted recalcitrant refractory troublesome uncontrollable ungovernable unmanageable troubled dark afflicted trouble full of problems beset by problems disorderly badly behaved undisciplined obstreperous wayward rebellious naughty insubordinate errant mischievous disruptive wild defiant wilful contumacious rowdy froward contrary fractious willful turbulent riotous uncooperative misbehaving headstrong rascally roguish out of control perverse rough bad ill-disciplined rude unrestrained mutinous attention-seeking unbiddable untoward awkward impish incorrigible exasperating bolshie uncompliant self-willed noisy uncontrolled lawless non-compliant raucous rebel recusant incompliant balky restive noncompliant stubborn erratic sinful wrong ill-behaved full of mischief out of hand boisterous rollicking loud roisterous rambunctious troublemaking uproarious irrepressible clamorous rackety robustious violent rumbustious knockabout hell-raising insurgent obdurate obstinate aberrant truculent incontrollable rampageous stroppy playful wicked trying tricksy puckish brattish scampish prankish insolent impudent irksome gallus fiendish wanton unrestrainable undisciplinable devilish loudmouthed indocile nonobservant exuberant anarchic limit misbehaved robust resistive vexatious unpredictable fickle impolite annoying swashbuckling swaggering cavalier teasing worthless unsettling disturbing upsetting bad-mannered tough evil untrained seditious reckless wild and woolly unsteady capricious unschooled intolerable impossible unbearable undependable distracting mulish divisive immoral cross-grained self-indulgent strong-willed ornery arbitrary ungoverned lacking self-control inconsistent treacherous factious disaffected dissentious uncomplying out-of-order out-of-line causing trouble off-base disrupting offending loutish sinning erring deviant roughhouse culpable lawbreaking guilty criminal transgressing artful straying like a loose cannon excited strong freaked overwhelming beside oneself abandoned indomitable overpowering intense insuppressible raunchy ruffianly kiddish thoughtless immature childish infantile ill-natured inconsiderate sly disrespectful frolicsome foxy bothersome unorthodox miscreant shifting stray heretic devious fallible deviating off straight and narrow unreliable meandering errable dysfunctional pugnacious whiny petulant socially impaired belligerent troublous aggressive confrontational combative argumentative tiresome bold hot-tempered malicious fierce scrappy pesky uncontainable sullen cantankerous peevish hostile nasty wearisome demanding bellicose mean

Adjective

Tending to find fault or raise petty objections
captious critical carping cavilling fault-finding hypercritical censorious deprecating disparaging nagging overcritical niggling nit-picking pedantic pettifogging quibbling caviling criticising criticizing disapproving faultfinding hair-splitting judgemental judgmental nitpicking rejective pass-remarkable pernickety acrimonious cantankerous cavillous contrary crabby cross demanding exacting exceptive finicky hairsplitting irritable negative nitpicky peevish perverse petty petulant sarcastic severe testy thorny touchy trivial unfair unjust very critical fussy picky overnice hard to please punctilious fastidious condemnatory overscrupulous reproachful over-exacting perfectionist meticulous nice casuistic sophistical particular persnickety finical deprecatory nit-picky scathing condemning over-particular precise scrupulous exact censuring unfavourable sophistic unfavorable difficult to please impossible to please subtle complaining over-censorious castigatory precisionist denunciatory trifling reproving contemptuous stern over-rigorous over-strict dogmatic literalistic literalist formalist purist scholastic judgy discriminating casuistical griping calumniatory belittling cutting cynical bellyaching derogatory choosy whingeing dainty choosey delicate finicking old-maidish fussbudgety fine overexact overprecise overrefined unsympathetic pharisaic self-righteous selective on someone's back querulous pejorative unforgiving prevaricative evasive elusive reprobatory reprobative grousing grouchy moaning grumbling sophisticated mean ultra-critical culpatory accusatory denouncing reprehending vituperative reproaching chiding severely critical overexacting grouching whining berating damning overparticular bleating insignificant piddling paltry scolding critic humbling diagnostic demeaning harsh trenchant sharp discerning penetrating biting choleric withering analytical satirical lowering slighting kvetching overdelicate difficult unimportant picayune equivocating minor mithering chuntering squeamish assiduous painstaking full of reproof sedulous dissatisfied discontented refined queasy thorough faddy very careful stickling careful easily disgusted uncomplimentary denigratory abusive depreciative scornful insulting derogative depreciatory detractive disdainful accusing offensive derisory degrading denigrative defamatory hostile contumelious damaging scurrilous decrying slanderous libellous opprobrious libelous unflattering derisive injurious discouraging antagonistic vilifying unfriendly adverse rude hurtful nasty deprecative poor maligning bad invective vitriolic spiteful upbraiding inimical calumnious catty low detracting admonitory sneering scurril vituperatory truculent scurrile traducing incriminatory malicious sharp-tongued accusatorial damnatory denigrating disrespectful accusive adversarial sardonic slating knocking adversary personal disavowing opposing minimizing vicious dismissive detractory discrediting minimising antipathetic jaundiced inhospitable prejudicial dishonouring scandalous mud-slinging naysaying counter defaming dishonoring despiteful malevolent humiliating ill-disposed malign insolent debasing reviling brusque cruel blameful disappointed proscriptive admonishing shrewish cursing familiar intrusive impertinent cheeky ambiguous equivocal frowning accusative scoffing boot-faced disapprobatory jesuitical reprehensive unpleasant displeased maledictory scandalmongering muckraking backbiting contemptible arrogant mocking condescending imputative recriminatory diminishing deflating maledictive slurring virulent discreditable venomous hateful irreverent disadvantageous sniping dyslogistic downgrading ironical obloquious castigating calumniating ranting aspersive blunt aspersing untoward libeling injuring excoriating despicable hurting offending abasing libelling vile shaming malignant disgracing vulgar unhelpful honest candid attacking undermining disobliging invalidating obstructive stark straightforward realistic outspoken vexatious unappealing corrosive caustic abrasive destructive troublesome straight from the shoulder uncharitable warts and all snide epithetical

Adjective

Not brave
yellow cowardly craven lily-livered chicken pusillanimous spineless gutless chicken-hearted faint-hearted fearful pigeon-hearted spiritless timid timorous cowering feeble poltroon quaking recreant shrinking soft trembling weak candy-assed chickenhearted chicken-livered dastardly milk-livered sissified sissy unheroic weak-kneed wet wimpish wimpy yellow-bellied poor-spirited deceitful low offensive sneaking treacherous unethical unprincipled afraid of one's own shadow afraid scared frightened nervous apprehensive fainthearted hesitant irresolute shy unmanly boneless diffident tremulous unassertive jittery meek base easily frightened abject pigeonhearted jumpy mousy retiring lacking courage daunted weakling mousey skittish weak-willed submissive tentative pathetic cowed wishy-washy vacillating white-livered limp-wristed coy scary fearsome nervy caitiff indecisive ineffective ineffectual spooked tame effete panicky anxious nerveless invertebrate characterless dismayed wussy intimidated wavering namby-pamby milk-and-water having cold feet reluctant inadequate coward feart half-hearted easily scared mean-spirited inefficient incompetent niddering self-effacing poltroonish funky reserved quiet modest unassuming demure insufficient cringey uncourageous bashful humble reticent trepidatious milksoppish ignoble gentle browbeaten Milquetoast capricious bullied unassured shaky unnerved epicene weedy insignificant lame sookie dishonourable dishonorable cringing faint shuddering frail swishy snowflake cowhearted backward worthless weakened impotent fickle passive paper tiger no guts running scared having the willies faltering inept dithering useless squeamish forceless pithless quivering powerless undetermined indeterminate fallible twitchy stressy windy corruptible supine hemming and hawing waffling yielding unreliable unsure easily led undependable overstrung unquiet keyed up antsy spooky without a will of your own having kittens afraid of one's shadow like a cat on a hot tin roof a bundle of nerves like a cat on hot bricks in a cold sweat frightened of one's own shadow enervated languid insipid debilitated infirm drippy vapid impressionable enfeebled slight silly wasted foolish sapped unsubstantial delicate asthenic tender softened prostrate prostrated down-and-out daft persuasible persuadable compliant weak-minded colourless jejune limp nerdy listless feeble-minded dull colorless petrified innocuous soppy disorganized wasteful simpering sheepish doubtful disorganised flabby biddable bland vulnerable errant defenceless susceptible malleable startled terrified imperfect erring flawed resistless without guts changeable flavourless mediocre watered-down sapless flavorless easily tempted defenseless exhausted drained spent decrepit worn out vitiated washed-out declining played out lacklustre unenthusiastic droopy apathetic lifeless melancholic melancholy passionless dispirited torpid unmoved lackadaisical bloodless despondent languorous depressed mopy desiccated dejected flat unimpassioned wooden languishing dry uninspired anaemic uninspiring unconcerned draggy slothful broken boring blue down lackluster disconsolate dopey subdued inanimate downhearted indifferent sad blah downcast anemic down in the dumps flat tire cast down down in the mouth lacking in vitality

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