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     Containing only an outline or rough form; being in the manner of a sketch; incomplete.  [1913 Webster]
    "The execution is sketchy throughout; the head, in particular, is left in the rough."  [1913 Webster]


sketchy, adj. (sketchier, sketchiest)
1 giving only a slight or rough outline, like a sketch.
2 colloq. unsubstantial or imperfect esp. through haste.

sketchily adv. sketchiness n.



adulterated, arrested, blemished, callow, crude, cursory, damaged, defective, deficient, depthless, embryonic, erroneous, failing, fallible, faulty, found wanting, fuzzy, hasty, hurried, hypoplastic, ill-defined, immature, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure, in arrear, in arrears, in default, in short supply, inaccurate, inadequate, incomplete, indistinct, inexact, infant, lacking, makeshift, mediocre, missing, mixed, needing, not perfect, off, part, partial, patchy, perfunctory, rough, rough-hewn, scant, scanty, scrappy, shallow, short, shy, skimpy, superficial, uncritical, underdeveloped, undeveloped, uneven, unfinished, unperfected, unpolished, unrefined, unsound, unthorough, vague, wanting




N feebleness, feeble, bald, tame, meager, jejune, vapid, bland, trashy, lukewarm, cold, frigid, poor, dull, dry, languid, colorless, enervated, proposing, prosy, prosaic, unvaried, monotonous, weak, washy, wishy- washy, sketchy, slight, careless, slovenly, loose, lax (negligent), slipshod, slipslop, inexact, puerile, childish, flatulent, rambling.


N incompleteness, deficiency, short measure, shortcoming, insufficiency, imperfection, immaturity, half measures, defect, deficit, defalcation, omission, caret, shortage, interval, break, noncompletion, missing link, missing piece, missing part, gap, hole, lacuna, incomplete, imperfect, unfinished, uncompleted &c (complete), defective, deficient, wanting, lacking, failing, in default, in arrear, short of, hollow, meager, lame, halfand-half, perfunctory, sketchy, crude, mutilated, garbled, docked, lopped, truncated, in progress, in hand, going on, proceeding, incompletely, by halves, caetera desunt, caret.


N noncompletion, nonfulfillment, shortcoming, incompleteness, drawn battle, drawn game, work of Penelope, nonperformance, inexecution, neglect, not completed, incomplete, uncompleted, unfinished, unaccomplished, unperformed, unexecuted, sketchy, addle, in progress, in hand, ongoing, going on, proceeding, on one's hands, on the anvil, in the fire, in the oven, parboiled, half-baked, re infecta.

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