patchiness

patchy

[pach-ee]
adjective, patchier, patchiest.
1.
characterized by or made up of patches.
2.
occurring in, forming, or like patches.
3.
of inconsistent or irregular quality, texture, etc.; not uniform: patchy acting; patchy areas of fog.

Origin:
1790–1800; patch1 + -y1

patchily, adverb
patchiness, noun
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patchy (ˈpætʃɪ)
 
adj , patchier, patchiest
1.  irregular in quality, occurrence, intensity, etc: a patchy essay
2.  having or forming patches
 
'patchily
 
adv
 
'patchiness
 
n

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