adjective, spot·ti·er, spot·ti·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spottyspot·ti·ly, adverbspot·ti·ness, noun
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How to use spotty in a sentence
Barcelona is also dealing with some injuries of its own and its defense has been pretty spotty.
Service was spotty and talk times were restricted, even though most Americans nowadays can place as many calls as they want.
The sun returns tomorrow, but an active pattern persists with spotty snow and rain Monday night and Tuesday, and then another potential winter storm between late Wednesday and Friday.Snow ends, leading to an afternoon of melting; more storm chances to come this week|Brian Jackson, Dan Stillman, Andrew Freedman|February 7, 2021|Washington Post
In the morning, we do not expect a lot to be happening, although some spotty mixed precipitation or light snow are likely.After 2 to 4 inches of snow, an icy night ahead in D.C. area. Snow showers possible Monday.|Jason Samenow, Dan Stillman, Andrew Freedman|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
When fully charged and within range, audio monitors can be very reliable, especially if you have spotty WiFi in your home.Best baby monitor: How to find the right one for your family|PopSci Commerce Team|January 29, 2021|Popular Science
Attendance was a bit spotty, especially from the Western part of the empire.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke|Candida Moss|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in the painting, because this is a Thomas Kinkade piece, Spotty looks like a sweet little Dalmatian.The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter|Zac Bissonnette|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had, as Weisbrode points out, a great reverence for the institution of monarchy, but a spotty record with monarchs.Bags of Swank: The Unlikely Alliance Between Churchill and George VI|Michael Korda|October 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Third, he relied on spotty intelligence and the threat of chemical weapons to justify a preemptive strike.A Veteran Sees Echoes of Iraq and Argues Against Intervention in Syria|Brian Van Reet|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Because the cooling system was also spotty, all doors were always open.
The effect will be thin and spotty, so never depend on them.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
The only trouble with her was she didn't work equal and even—left Sam's face looking peeled and spotty in places.Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis
Diminutive paintings give that spotty look to a room, which is the blemish of so many a fine work of Art overtouched.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
I guess old ‘Spotty’ knows enough to come home when she gets ready, Child!
Old “Spotty” drew back astonished, snorted noisily, and rolled wild eyes upon her mistress.