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

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. He knew that there had been unpleasantness between England and the United States in seventeen-something and again in eighteen-something, but that things had eventually been straightened out by Miss Edna May and her fellow missionaries of the Belle of New York Company, since which time there had been no more trouble.
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. You should go to high school."
He could just write a kind of sketchy hand, and didn't care for writing at all.
Details of her death is still sketchy as at the time of filing this report.
A sketchy report from the police here said Naciancino Pacalioga Jr., 57, former mayor of Dumingag, was on his way home from Cagayan de Oro City when he made a short stop-over for personal necessity at Esperanza village when ambushed.
1 is the best friend of a celebrity being linked to a sketchy businessman so people are speculating that he could be a dummy.
Calling the case "sketchy", The Delhi High Court Judge said, "want to wait to see what the ED has to say because Vijay Aggarwal (Nirav Modi's lawyer) himself doesn't seem to be too sure of the facts of the case".
IThe town's longest running amateur dramatics society will be performing Sketchy At Best - a classic stage revue show of comedy sketches at the Lawrence Batley Theatre next month.
In typical four-letter fashion, the former Oasis frontman said he was sorry for being a "sketchy little f***er" and admitted that he struggled to respond to the "chit chat".