adv. inconsistently, unevenly, irregularly; with spots

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  • spottily — ˈspäd.]əl]ē, ät], ]ə̇l], ]i adverb : in a spotty manner : so as to be spotty : without uniformity tackled on a major scale, and not just spottily John Brooks account … is only spottily absorbing Hollis Alpert rationality as well as unselfishness… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spottily — adverb see spotty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spottily — See spotty. * * * …   Universalium

  • spottily — adverb In a spotty manner …   Wiktionary

  • spottily — spot·ti·ly …   English syllables

  • spotty — spottily, adv. spottiness, n. /spot ee/, adj. spottier, spottiest. 1. full of, having, or occurring in spots: spotty coloring. 2. irregular or uneven in quality or character: a spotty performance. [1300 50; ME; see SPOT, Y1] Syn. 2. erratic,… …   Universalium

  • spotty — adjective (spottier; est) Date: 14th century 1. marked with spots ; spotted 2. lacking uniformity especially in quality < the performance was spotty >; also irregularly or sparsely distributed < spotty attendance > < spotty data > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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