adjective, spot·ti·er, spot·ti·est.
- spotted wilt,
- spotted wintergreen,
- spout cup
Origin of spotty
Examples from the Web for spotty
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.
Promotion has been spotty for officers who distinguished themselves by their imagination in either war.
All the light went with her, it seemed to Garth, and the cabin became a sordid, spotty little hole.Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
Spotty called a halt when he had gone a couple of miles, and considered the question of the unjustness of his master.The Sweep Winner|Nat Gould
The high lights may now be strengthened, taking care not to make them violent or spotty.The Art and Practice of Silver Printing|H. P. Robinson
Spotty was a genial, kindly soul, with whom I had various dealings.The Indians of the Painted Desert Region|George Wharton James
Spotty isn't a mammal, as are all of you and all those we have been learning about, but is a reptile.The Burgess Animal Book for Children|Thornton W. Burgess
adjective -tier or -tiest
mid-14c., "marked with spots," from spot (n.). Meaning "unsteady, uneven" is attested from 1932, from a more specific use with reference to painting (1812).