- unreliable or unsafe: That street looks pretty sketchy.
- disreputable or shady: I'd stay away from him; he's got a sketchy past.
OTHER WORDS FROM sketchysketch·i·ly, adverbsketch·i·ness, noun
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How to use sketchy in a sentence
The model neurons in DNNs are to real neurons what stick figures are to people, and the way they’re connected is equally as sketchy, he suggested.An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience - Issue 94: Evolving|Grigori Guitchounts|December 30, 2020|Nautilus
This is true in the specific—Colorado’s avalanche risk was “considerable” at the time of the accidents and hasn’t been this sketchy since 2012, which saw 11 avalanche deaths in the state.
Check what you’re comfortable with, and if something looks sketchy, don’t think twice before removing its access to your information.
As a healthy security habit, you should often take the time to ensure there are no sketchy sites accessing your information.
This kind of stuff shows up in the form of Facebook pages impersonating candidates, sketchy digital campaign ads and fabricated news content designed to deceive.
The growth of black holes and galaxies are linked, though the details are still sketchy in places.
And it is conjecture, based on the sketchy bits of evidence we possess.Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Gays? It Depends On Which Ones|Jay Michaelson|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And former senior Obama adviser David Axelrod dismissed it as “sketchy.”
While reports are sketchy, there were likely tens of thousands of Iraqi security forces of all types in and around Mosul.Iraq Is Vietnam 2.0 And U.S. Drones Won’t Solve The Problem|Leslie H. Gelb|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The image, with all of its sketchy lines and minimal color palette, had to be rendered in a matter of seconds.O.J., Martha, Jagger, and Manson: Capturing Celebrities in the Dock|Justin Jones|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thus he rapidly filled the holes in the walls of his knowledge, and strengthened its rather sketchy foundation.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
My friend gave me a sketchy view of its meaning, and assured me it was usually done in grave cases.A Woman's Part in a Revolution|Natalie Harris Hammond
And forthwith a very sketchy warrior stepped, with a very martial air, upon the paper.A Bookful of Girls|Anna Fuller
He with the smears of paint on his elegant trousers is giving the q-b a sketchy outline of his now grande passion.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
What I knew about Thorndyke was sketchy enough but they got it all because I didn't have any reason for covering up.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith