sketchy

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adjective \ˈske-chē\

Definition of sketchy

sketchier

sketchiest

  1. 1 :  of the nature of a sketch :  roughly outlined

  2. 2 :  wanting in completeness, clearness, or substance :  slight, superficial <the details are sketchy>

  3. 3 :  questionable, iffy <got into a sketchy situation> <a sketchy character>

sketchily

play \ˈske-chə-lē\ adverb

sketchiness

play \ˈske-chē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sketchy in a sentence

  1. The details about the accident are still a little sketchy.

  2. I have only a sketchy idea of how it works.

1805

First Known Use of sketchy

1805


SKETCHY Defined for English Language Learners

sketchy

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adjective \ˈske-chē\

Definition of sketchy for English Language Learners

  • : not complete or clear

  • : done quickly without many details

  • : likely to be bad or dangerous


SKETCHY Defined for Kids

sketchy

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adjective \ˈske-chē\

Definition of sketchy for Students

sketchier

sketchiest

  1. 1 :  roughly outlined

  2. 2 :  lacking completeness or clearness <a sketchy description>


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