Smatteringly

smattering

[smat-er-ing]
noun
1.
a slight, superficial, or introductory knowledge of something: a smattering of Latin.
adjective
2.
slight or superficial.

Origin:
1530–40; smatter + -ing1, -ing2

smatteringly, adverb
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smattering (ˈsmætərɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a slight or superficial knowledge
2.  a small amount
 
'smatteringly
 
adv

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smatter
c.1410, "talk idly, chatter," perhaps imitative. Similar forms are found in M.H.G. smetern "to chatter" and Swed. smattra "to patter, rattle." Smatterer "one who has superficial knowledge" is attested from c.1519.
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