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Synonyms for spotty
ˈspɒt i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patched, spotty, spotted(adj)

    having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)

    "a field patched with ice and snow"; "the wall had a spotty speckled effect"; "a black-and-white spotted cow"

    Synonyms:
    patched, scratchy, uneven, spotted

    Antonyms:
    unpatterned, plain, consistent

  2. spotty, uneven, scratchy(adj)

    lacking consistency

    "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"

    Synonyms:
    fractious, pettish, rough, peckish, petulant, peevish, uneven, nettlesome, gravelly, spotted, tetchy, irritable, odd, mismatched, abrasive, scratchy, patched, grating, techy, cranky, raspy, testy, rasping

    Antonyms:
    plain, unpatterned, consistent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spotty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    SPOTTED

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spotty":

    uneven, unequal

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How to say spotty in sign language?

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How to use spotty in a sentence?

  1. Casey Delehanty:

    Data on policing is notoriously terrible, its very spotty. Its unreliable and often inaccurate, and this has really precluded a lot of study and understanding and also accountability in real-time of local, state and federal police.

  2. Brad Singer:

    Lava flows are ideal recorders of the magnetic field. They have a lot of iron-bearing minerals, and when they cool, they lock in the direction of the field, but it's a spotty record. No volcanoes are erupting continuously. So we're relying on careful field work to identify the right records.

  3. Comptroller Scott Stringer:

    New York City Bike Share's management of Citi Bike left too many New Yorkers in the lurch, while Citi Bike has become part of our urban landscape, auditors found that the bike sharing program's spotty maintenance, poorly-cleaned bikes and substandard docking stations inconvenienced riders and discouraged growth in the system.

  4. Robert Johansson:

    Drones right now are able to detect pest outbreaks in fields so you could argue they would be very good for USDA it is just that the coverage is too spotty.

  5. Derek Scissors:

    There are many, many laws on Chinese books that don't get enforced. It will turn out that enforcement is quite spotty.


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