Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being sketchy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being sketchy; lack of finish; incompleteness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being sketchy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. incompleteness of details

Etymologies

From sketchy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Was Lilian's difficulty in recognizing drawings due simply to their "sketchiness," their two-dimensionality, their poverty of information?

    NPR Topics: News

  • Additionally, as this is my first complete read-through of Sense and Sensibility, my only impressions of Colonel Brandon have been from the Emma Thompson movie, where Alan Rickman gives him panache and a serious degree of not-sketchiness and dignity that the original character perhaps does not deserve.

    begone, black and blue « paper fruit

  • Dismissing the marginal sketchiness within the rhetoric of "influencers" leads us as citizens to sometimes elect unethical people, support biased news networks and buy unsafe products.

    Jane Pak: Pak's Co-Efficient of Sketchiness

  • Of course, the definitive question of "where does sketchiness lie?" is answered by the difference between the normal distribution of clarity and honesty made and expected by the average American vs. the distribution of the same by "influencers".

    Jane Pak: Pak's Co-Efficient of Sketchiness

  • The sketchiness of an individual is measured, like the skewness of any given real-valued variable, by the combination of several dimensions of behavior -- communication based on technicality, obfuscation, ambiguity, tonality, diversion, digression, and ratio of chocolate chips to dough.

    Jane Pak: Pak's Co-Efficient of Sketchiness

  • The sketchiness of an individual is measured, like the skewness of any given real-valued variable, by the combination of several dimensions of behavior.

    Jane Pak: Pak's Co-Efficient of Sketchiness

  • Of course, the smoking gun tapes that proved his sketchiness were recorded on June 23, 1972.

    Jane Pak: Pak's Co-Efficient of Sketchiness

  • We were going to visit Ada Books, just around the corner, but it was closed due, apparently, to a recent robbery (back to the sketchiness of the neighborhood).

    "...holding my breath for the fear of sleep again..."

  • Very good coffee and a good atmosphere, which helps to make up for the slight sketchiness of the neighborhood.

    "...holding my breath for the fear of sleep again..."

  • As demand (D) increases, you can expect a corresponding increase in quantity (Q) of available Santas and the sketchiness (S) of any given Santa.

    Sketchy Santas

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