Definition of 'patchy'
Example sentences containing 'patchy'
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The outlook for next year looks similarly patchy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Such a formulaic approach to stock picking has a distinctly patchy record. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Since then there have been some improvements but the picture remains patchy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Cloudy with some mist and fog and patchy rain in parts. The Sun (2010)Riots have a patchy record in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Big deals remain patchy and clients continue to put pressure on firms to reduce fees. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Electricity supplies were higher than expected but still patchy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He also had a patchy voting record. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His patchy run of form continues. The Sun (2011)Other areas look drier, although patchy rain or sleet is likely in the far southwest. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Religious worship is one theory but the evidence is patchy, especially at smaller sites. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His form was patchy as relegation to the Championship followed. The Sun (2012)Without them, the squad looks patchy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Fleetwood's patchy home form continues to hamper their attempt to stay in the top three. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their four albums have become progressively more dramatic and eclectic, but they remain a patchy prospect live. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A patchy performance yesterday will be forgotten amid two more compelling narratives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This week there should be some sunnier days across the north, with night frosts and patchy freezing fog. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were two patchy performances from two teams who aspired to be the best in Europe not so long ago. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A weak front may also clip the very north by midweek, bringing patchy rain. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sunday Rain with sunny spells in the morning, with patchy cloud and rain in the afternoon. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The evidence is so patchy that all we can say for sure is that a wet April gives no clues to the weather likely in the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When you look at it, sift the evidence rather than merely recite the slogans, the evidence is patchy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'patchy'
British English: patchy ADJECTIVE
A patchy substance or colour exists in some places but not in others, or is thick in some places and thin in others.
Thick patchy fog and irresponsible driving were to blame.
Definition of patchy from the Collins English Dictionary
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