As adjectives the difference between patchy and sketchy
is that patchy
is full of, or covered with, patches; abounding in patches while sketchy
is roughly or hastily laid out; intended for later refinement.
Full of, or covered with, patches; abounding in patches.
Not constant or continuous; intermittent or uneven .
- patchy clouds
Roughly or hastily laid out; intended for later refinement.
Resembling a comedy sketch, of sketch quality.
(slang) Of questionable or doubtful quality.
- The first draft included a sketchy design.
(slang, of a person) Suspected of taking part in illicit or dishonorable dealings.
- The sketchy repair job did not look like it would hold.
(slang, of a person) Disturbing or unnerving, often in such a way that others may suspect them of intending physical or sexual harm or harassment.
- Because he is so sketchy , I always think that he is up to something.
- Jack is so sketchy , I think he's stalking me.