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view main entry for patchyadjective  /ˈpætʃi/ 
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noun [uncountable]
patchiness noun [uncountable]Not finished and incomplete: light-touch, unfinished, incomplete, partial, pending, outstanding, superficial, undone, abortive, sketchyWords used to describe descriptions: 101, blow-by-blow, broad, broad-brush, descriptive, detailed, edited, elaborate, extensive, generalIn some places but not in others: scattered, patchy, localized, locally, in places, at intervals, in patchesPartly good and partly bad: mixed, patchy, two-edged, spotty, mixed blessing, six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other, a double-edged/two-edged sword, work both ways, the rights and wrongs of something, cut both ways


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to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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