sketchy


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sketch·y

 (skĕch′ē)
adj. sketch·i·er, sketch·i·est
1. Resembling a sketch; drawn with little detail: a sketchy map.
2. Missing important points or lacking in detail; not thorough: sketchy evidence; sketchy memories.
3. Informal
a. Of questionable authenticity or trustworthiness: a sketchy accent; a sketchy character.
b. Of dubious safety; potentially harmful or dangerous: a sketchy neighborhood.

sketch′i·ly adv.
sketch′i·ness n.

sketchy

(ˈskɛtʃɪ)
adj, sketchier or sketchiest
1. characteristic of a sketch; existing only in outline
2. superficial or slight
3. informal uncertain or unreliable
ˈsketchily adv
ˈsketchiness n

sketch•y

(ˈskɛtʃ i)

adj. sketch•i•er, sketch•i•est.
1. like a sketch; giving only outlines or essentials.
2. imperfect; incomplete or slight.
[1795–1805]
sketch′i•ly, adv.
sketch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sketchy - giving only major pointssketchy - giving only major points; lacking completeness; "a sketchy account"; "details of the plan remain sketchy"
incomplete, uncomplete - not complete or total; not completed; "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass"

sketchy

adjective incomplete, rough, vague, slight, outline, inadequate, crude, superficial, unfinished, skimpy, scrappy, cursory, perfunctory, cobbled together, bitty Details of what actually happened are still sketchy.
full, detailed, complete, thorough

sketchy

adjective
1. Not perfected, elaborated, or completed:
2. Lacking in intellectual depth or thoroughness:
Translations
سَطْحي، غَيْر تامناقِص، غَيْر كامِل
povrchníútržkovitý
mangelfuldsummarisk
hevenyészett
lauslegurófullkominn
útržkovitý

sketchy

[ˈsketʃɪ] ADJ (sketchier (compar) (sketchiest (superl))) → incompleto, sin detalles

sketchy

[ˈskɛtʃi] adj [details, information, notes, account] → sommaire

sketchy

adj (+er) (= inadequate) knowledge, accountflüchtig, oberflächlich; outlineskizzenhaft; (= incomplete) recordbruchstückhaft

sketchy

[ˈskɛtʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (drawing, plan) → approssimato/a; (plans, knowledge) → vago/a

sketch

(sketʃ) noun
1. a rough plan, drawing or painting. He made several sketches before starting the portrait.
2. a short (written or spoken) account without many details. The book began with a sketch of the author's life.
3. a short play, dramatic scene etc. a comic sketch.
verb
1. to draw, describe, or plan without completing the details.
2. to make rough drawings, paintings etc. She sketches as a hobby.
ˈsketchy adjective
1. incompletely done or carried out. a sketchy search.
2. slight or incomplete. a sketchy knowledge of French.
ˈsketchily adverb
ˈsketchiness noun
ˈsketch-book noun
a book for drawing sketches in.
References in classic literature ?
Colonel MacAndrew had a very sketchy knowledge of business matters, and I had none at all, so I did not quite understand under what conditions Strickland had left his affairs.
Bill's knowledge of the great republic across the sea was at this period of his life a little sketchy.
For a while murder ate at his heart, and wild ideas and sketchy plans of killing his betrayers flashed through his mind.
This education is indispensable for whatever career you select, and it must not be slipshod or sketchy.
He could just write a kind of sketchy hand, and didn't care for writing at all.
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I apologise for being a sketchy little f***er can't handle the chit chat as you were LG x.
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That said, Sketchy aren't strangers to putting on occasional heavyweight headliners in shows that have gone on to become somewhat iconic.
Sketchy Behavior is the latest contribution to the Christian fiction market by Erynn Mangum, author of the Lauren Holbrook (NavPress, 2007-2008) and Maya Davis series (NavPress, 2010).
Portius drew a sketchy picture of the Libyan uprising in view of the fact that contacts in and out of the country were jammed by the authorities.
The boat - called Little Sketchy - drifted into the Bristol Channel where it was a potential hazard for shipping.