Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being spotty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being spotty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state or quality of being spotty.
  • noun countable The result or product of being spotty.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

spotty +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The spottiness of 4G stems at least in part from the measured approach carriers have taken to it, rolling out the service city by city.

    Fast Phones, Dead Batteries

  • About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride, a surprising government study found recently.

    U.S. says too much fluoride in water

  • About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride, a surprising government study found recently.

    U.S. says too much fluoride in water

  • The influential evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith coined the culinary term “primordial pizza” to capture the spottiness of this idea.

    SuperCooperators

  • Like most autodidacts and truth be told, many PhDs, my own education is uneven, only its spottiness is driven by curiosity and desire instead of the deficiencies of a preset curriculum.

    Hunger to Learn

  • The other phenomenon here is a demonstration of the spottiness of the fossil record.

    Tetrapods are older than we thought! - The Panda's Thumb

  • Time and again over this last year and a half, as I finished the book and then fielded relatives 'and friends' reactions to it, I confronted the spottiness of memory, but not the spottiness I had expected to confront.

    Frank Bruni: Memoirs and Memory

  • I should apologize for the spottiness of the "A Day" part of "Dress A Day" lately -- lots of travel.

    July 2008

  • I should apologize for the spottiness of the "A Day" part of "Dress A Day" lately -- lots of travel.

    Pick-a-Pocket, Any Pocket - A Dress A Day

  • I love the running ink and spottiness and the vintage western look you get with this technique and stamp set.

    Playing with Ink

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