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

1795–1805; sketch + -y1

sketchily, adverb
sketchiness, noun Unabridged
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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

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sketchy definition

  1. mod.
    unsafe; illegal; risky. (Alluding to danger due to lack of knowledge.) : Why are we going down in the sketchy place on this silly errand?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
But they're particularly rough for the lightning gun company with a sketchy
  past and indicted investors.
Some suspected that the models used to justify the flight ban were based on
  sketchy data and incomplete science.
It is based on sketchy time records and incomplete material records.
Even as scans get faster and cheaper, many diseases still have unknown or
  sketchy genetic correlates.
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