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spot·ty

 (spŏt′ē)
adj. spot·ti·er, spot·ti·est
1. Lacking consistency, as in quality; uneven.
2. Having or marked with spots; spotted.

spot′ti·ly adv.
spot′ti·ness n.

spotty

(ˈspɒtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. abounding in or characterized by spots or marks, esp on the skin: a spotty face.
2. not consistent or uniform; irregular or uneven, often in quality
ˈspottily adv
ˈspottiness n

spot•ty

(ˈspɒt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. marked with spots; spotted.
2. distributed irregularly.
3. uneven in quality or character: a spotty performance.
[1300–50]
spot′ti•ly, adv.
spot′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spotty - having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture); "a field patched with ice and snow"; "the wall had a spotty speckled effect"; "a black-and-white spotted cow"
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
2.spotty - lacking consistency; "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"

spotty

adjective
1. pimply, pimpled, blotchy, poor-complexioned, plooky-faced (Scot.) She was rather fat, and her complexion was muddy and spotty.
2. inconsistent, irregular, erratic, uneven, fluctuating, patchy, sporadic His attendance record was spotty.

spotty

adjective
Lacking consistency or regularity in quality or performance:
Translations
مُغَطّى بالبُقَعمَنَقَّط
uhrovitý
bumset
täplikäs
prištićav
bólugrafinn
しみだらけの
반점이 많은
uhrovitý
finnig
เต็มไปด้วยสิว
lốm đốm

spotty

[ˈspɒtɪ] ADJ (spottier (compar) (spottiest (superl)))
1. (= pimply) → con granos
2. (= patterned) [dress, material] → de lunares, con motas; [dog] → con manchas

spotty

[ˈspɒti] adj
[face] → boutonneux/euse
(US) (= patchy) [career, record] → inégal(e)

spotty

adj (+er) (= stained)fleckig; (Med) → fleckig, voller Flecken; (= pimply)pick(e)lig, voller Pickel

spotty

[ˈspɒtɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → foruncoloso/a

spot

(spot) noun
1. a small mark or stain (made by mud, paint etc). She was trying to remove a spot of grease from her skirt.
2. a small, round mark of a different colour from its background. His tie was blue with white spots.
3. a pimple or red mark on the skin caused by an illness etc. She had measles and was covered in spots.
4. a place or small area, especially the exact place (where something happened etc). There was a large number of detectives gathered at the spot where the body had been found.
5. a small amount. Can I borrow a spot of sugar?
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotted
1. to catch sight of. She spotted him eventually at the very back of the crowd.
2. to recognize or pick out. No-one watching the play was able to spot the murderer.
ˈspotless adjective
very clean. a spotless kitchen.
ˈspotlessly adverb
ˈspotlessness noun
ˈspotted adjective
marked or covered with spots. Her dress was spotted with grease; a spotted tie.
ˈspotty adjective
(of people) covered with spots. a spotty face / young man.
ˈspottiness noun
spot check
an inspection made without warning, especially on items chosen at random from a group. We only found out about the flaw during a spot check on goods leaving the factory.
ˈspotlight noun
(a lamp for projecting) a circle of light that is thrown on to a small area.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotlit, ~ˈspotlighted
1. to light with a spotlight. The stage was spotlit.
2. to show up clearly or draw attention to. The incident spotlighted the difficulties with which we were faced.
in a spot
in trouble. His failure to return the papers on time put her in a spot.
on the spot
1. at once. She liked it so much that she bought it on the spot; (also adjective) an on-the-spot decision.
2. in the exact place referred to; in the place where one is needed. It was a good thing you were on the spot when he had his heart attack; (also adjective) tour on-the-spot reporter.
3. (especially with put) in a dangerous, difficult or embarrassing position. The interviewer's questions really put the Prime Minister on the spot.
spot on
very accurate or exactly on the target. His description of Mary was spot on!

spotty

مَنَقَّط uhrovitý bumset pickelig διάστικτος moteado täplikäs boutonneux prištićav foruncoloso しみだらけの 반점이 많은 puistig flekkete cętkowany borbulhento, com muitas espinhas пятнистый finnig เต็มไปด้วยสิว sivilceli lốm đốm 多斑点的
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