English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'patchy'

(adjective) 
Definition
having or forming patches
The wall looked patchy when the paint had dried.
Synonyms
uneven
He staggered on the uneven surface of the car park.
,
irregular
He had bad teeth, irregular and discoloured.
,
variegated
variegated grey and green leaves
,
spotty
His attendance record was spotty.
,
mottled
mottled green and yellow leaves
,
dappled
He stood in the dappled sunlight of the forest.
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
of uneven quality or intensity
The response to the strike call has been patchy.
Synonyms
irregular
She was suffering from an irregular heartbeat.
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varying
The green table lamp flickered with varying intensity.
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variable
Weather conditions are variable and change from day to day.
, ,
erratic
the erratic nature of our recent weather
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uneven
He could hear that her breathing was uneven.
, ,
fitful
He drifted off into a fitful sleep.
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bitty
It was bitty and absolutely meaningless.
, ,
scattershot
Opposites
, ,
unvarying

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bitty
Definition
lacking unity
It was bitty and absolutely meaningless.
in the sense of dappled
Definition
marked with spots of a different colour
He stood in the dappled sunlight of the forest.
Synonyms
flecked,
checkered,
freckled,
stippled,
in the sense of erratic
Definition
irregular or unpredictable
the erratic nature of our recent weather

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