adjective \ˈpāntē, -ti\

Definition of painty



  1. 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. 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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to criticize severely

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