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Spotted tortoise
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Spotty definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPOTTY, a. Full of spots; marked with discolored places.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture); "a field patched with ice and snow"; "the wall had a spotty speckled effect"; "a black-and-white spotted cow" [syn: patched, spotty, spotted]
2: lacking consistency; "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty" [syn: spotty, uneven, scratchy]

Merriam Webster's

adjective (spottier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. marked with spots ; spotted 2. lacking uniformity especially in quality <the performance was spotty>; also irregularly or sparsely distributed <spotty attendance> <spotty data> spottily adverb spottiness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (spottier, spottiest) 1 marked with spots. 2 patchy, irregular. Derivatives: spottily adv. spottiness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spotty Spot"ty, a. Full of spots; marked with spots.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(spottier, spottiest) Someone who is spotty has spots on their face. She was rather fat, and her complexion was muddy and spotty. = pimply ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. See spotted.

Moby Thesaurus

bad, bespangled, bespeckled, blotched, blotchy, brindled, broken, broken off, capricious, careening, catchy, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, chopped-off, choppy, dappled, decousu, desultory, deviative, dirty, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, dotted, dotty, eccentric, episodic, erratic, exiguous, fitful, flea-bitten, flecked, fleckered, flickering, fluctuating, foxed, frecked, freckle-faced, freckled, freckly, guttering, halting, herky-jerky, heteroclite, immethodical, incoherent, inconstant, infrequent, intermittent, intermitting, interrupted, irregular, jagged, jerky, lurching, macular, maculate, maculated, marked, meager, miserly, motley, mottled, niggardly, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, on-again-off-again, parenthetic, patchy, peppered, piddling, piebald, pied, pimpled, pimply, pocked, pockmarked, pocky, pointille, pointillistic, polka-dot, poor, punctated, rambling, rare, rough, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, scrappy, scrimping, scrimpy, seldom met with, seldom seen, skewbald, skimping, skimpy, slim, snatchy, soiled, spangled, sparse, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spattered, specked, speckled, speckledy, speckly, splashed, splattered, splotched, splotchy, sporadic, spotted, sprinkled, staggering, stained, stingy, stippled, studded, suspended, thin, tight, uncertain, unconnected, unequal, uneven, unjoined, unmethodical, unmetrical, unregular, unrhythmical, unsettled, unsteady, unsuccessive, unsystematic, variable, veering, wandering, wavering, wobbling, wobbly

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