spotty ADJECTIVE (spottier, spottiest) 1) marked with or having spots. 2) chiefly N. Amer. of uneven quality.

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  • Spotty — Spot ty (sp[o^]t t[y^]), a. Full of spots; marked with spots. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spotty — index sporadic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spotty — (adj.) mid 14c., marked with spots, from SPOT (Cf. spot) (n.). Meaning unsteady, uneven is attested from 1932, from a more specific use with ref. to painting (1812) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spotty — [adj] blotchy, irregular desultory, erratic, flickering, fluctuating, not uniform, on againoff again*, patchy, pimply, spasmodic, sporadic, unequal, uneven; concept 534 Ant. constant, regular, unbroken …   New thesaurus

  • spotty — [spät′ē] adj. spottier, spottiest 1. having, occurring in, or marked with spots 2. not uniform or consistent; irregular, as in quality; uneven spottily adv. spottiness n …   English World dictionary

  • spotty — [[t]spɒ̱ti[/t]] spottier, spottiest 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is spotty has spots on their face. She was rather fat, and her complexion was muddy and spotty. Syn: pimply 2) ADJ GRADED Something that is spotty does not stay the same but is… …   English dictionary

  • spotty — UK [ˈspɒtɪ] / US [ˈspɑtɪ] adjective Word forms spotty : adjective spotty comparative spottier superlative spottiest 1) covered with a pattern of spots 2) British someone who is spotty has a lot of small red lumps on their skin, especially on… …   English dictionary

  • spotty — /ˈspɒti/ (say spotee) adjective (spottier, spottiest) 1. full of or having spots: a spotty face. 2. occurring in spots: spotty occurrences. 3. irregular or uneven in quality or character: a spotty paint finish; a spotty track record. 4.… …  

  • spotty — adjective (spottier; est) Date: 14th century 1. marked with spots ; spotted 2. lacking uniformity especially in quality < the performance was spotty >; also irregularly or sparsely distributed < spotty attendance > < spotty data > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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