\ ˈpāntē, -ti \
usually -er/-est

Definition of painty

1a : of, relating to, or suggestive of paint a painty odor
b : spattered or smeared with paint after doing the kitchen walls she found that her clothes were all painty
2 : marked by or suggestive of an excessive or often crudely obtrusive use of paint an unskillful painty portrait painty stage scenery

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“Painty.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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