spottily

spotty

[spot-ee]
adjective, spottier, spottiest.
1.
full of, having, or occurring in spots: spotty coloring.
2.
irregular or uneven in quality or character: a spotty performance.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see spot, -y1

spottily, adverb
spottiness, noun


2. erratic, random, sporadic, episodic.
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spotty (ˈspɒtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  abounding in or characterized by spots or marks, esp on the skin: a spotty face
2.  not consistent or uniform; irregular or uneven, often in quality
 
'spottily
 
adv
 
'spottiness
 
n

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spotty
mid-14c., "marked with spots," from spot (n.). Meaning "unsteady, uneven" is attested from 1932, from a more specific use with ref. to painting (1812).
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