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sketchy

adjective \ˈske-chē\

: not complete or clear

: done quickly without many details

: likely to be bad or dangerous

sketch·i·ersketch·i·est

Full Definition of SKETCHY

1
:  of the nature of a sketch :  roughly outlined
2
:  wanting in completeness, clearness, or substance :  slight, superficial <the details are sketchy>
3
:  questionable, iffy <got into a sketchy situation> <a sketchy character>
sketch·i·ly \ˈske-chə-lē\ adverb
sketch·i·ness \ˈske-chē-nəs\ noun
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Examples of SKETCHY

  1. The details about the accident are still a little sketchy.
  2. I have only a sketchy idea of how it works.

First Known Use of SKETCHY

1805

Rhymes with SKETCHY

SKETCHIER Defined for Kids

sketchy

adjective \ˈske-chē\
sketch·i·ersketch·i·est

Definition of SKETCHY for Kids

1
:  roughly outlined
2
:  lacking completeness or clearness <a sketchy description>

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