scatty


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scat·ty

 (skăt′ē)
adj. scat·ti·er, scat·ti·est Chiefly British
Scatterbrained; flighty: "the scatty, glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence" (London Review of Books).

[Probably scatt(erbrain) + -y.]

scatty

(ˈskætɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. empty-headed, frivolous, or thoughtless
2. distracted (esp in drive someone scatty)
[C20: from scatterbrained]
ˈscattily adv
ˈscattiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scatty - lacking sense or discretion; "his rattlebrained crackpot ideas"; "how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"- Glenway Westcott
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.scatty - lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
Translations

scatty

[ˈskætɪ] ADJ (scattier (compar) (scattiest (superl))) (Brit) → ligero de cascos, atolondrado
to drive sb scattyvolver majareta a algn

scatty

[ˈskæti] adj (British)loufoque

scatty

adj (+er) (inf)
(= scatterbrained)schusslig (inf), → schusselig (inf)
(= mad)verrückt, närrisch (inf)

scatty

[ˈskætɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → svitato/a
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