1. irregular or uneven in quality, texture, etc.
; - Example: "a patchy essay"- Example: "patchy fog"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Patchy \Patch"y\, a.
Full of, or covered with, patches; abounding in patches.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: irregular or uneven in quality, texture, etc.; "a patchy
essay"; "patchy fog"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
211 Moby Thesaurus words for "patchy":
adulterated, amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious,
arrested, bespangled, blemished, blended, blotched, blotchy,
broken, broken off, callow, capricious, careening, catchy,
chopped-off, choppy, combined, complex, composite, compound,
compounded, conglomerate, damaged, dappled, decousu, defective,
deficient, desultory, deviative, disconnected, discontinued,
discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, dotted, dotty, dowdy,
down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, eccentric, eclectic, embryonic,
episodic, equivocal, erratic, erroneous, failing, fallible, faulty,
fifty-fifty, fitful, flea-bitten, flecked, fleckered, flickering,
fluctuating, found wanting, frayed, frazzled, frecked, freckled,
freckly, full of holes, guttering, half-and-half, halting,
herky-jerky, heteroclite, heterogeneous, holey, hypoplastic,
immature, immethodical, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure,
in arrear, in arrears, in default, in rags, in short supply,
in shreds, in tatters, inaccurate, inadequate, incoherent,
incomplete, inconstant, indiscriminate, inexact, infant,
intermittent, intermitting, interrupted, intricate, ironic,
irregular, jagged, jerky, jumbled, lacking, lurching, macular,
maculate, maculated, makeshift, many-sided, mediocre, medley,
mingled, miscellaneous, missing, mixed, motley, multifaceted,
multinational, multiracial, needing, noncontinuous, nonlinear,
nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, not perfect, off,
parenthetic, part, partial, peppered, pluralistic, pocked,
pockmarked, pocky, pointille, pointillistic, polka-dot,
promiscuous, punctated, ragged, raggedy, rambling, ratty, rough,
scant, scanty, scrambled, scrappy, scruffy, seedy, shabby, shoddy,
short, shy, sketchy, snatchy, spangled, spasmatic, spasmic,
spasmodic, spastic, specked, speckled, speckledy, speckly,
splotched, splotchy, sporadic, spotted, spotty, sprinkled,
staggering, stippled, studded, suspended, syncretic, tacky,
tattered, tatty, thrown together, torn, uncertain, unconnected,
underdeveloped, undeveloped, unequal, uneven, unfinished, unjoined,
unmethodical, unmetrical, unperfected, unregular, unrhythmical,
unsettled, unsound, unsteady, unsuccessive, unsystematic,
unthorough, variable, varied, veering, wandering, wanting,
wavering, wobbling, wobbly
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
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