sketchiness

sketchy

[skech-ee]
adjective, sketchier, sketchiest.
1.
like a sketch; giving only outlines or essentials. cursory, rough, meager, crude.
2.
imperfect, incomplete, slight, or superficial: a sketchy meal.
3.
Informal.
a.
unreliable or unsafe: That street looks pretty sketchy.
b.
disreputable or shady: I'd stay away from him; he's got a sketchy past.

Origin:
1795–1805; sketch + -y1

sketchily, adverb
sketchiness, noun
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sketchy (ˈskɛtʃɪ)
 
adj , sketchier, sketchiest
1.  characteristic of a sketch; existing only in outline
2.  superficial or slight
3.  informal uncertain or unreliable
 
'sketchily
 
adv
 
'sketchiness
 
n

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