Definition of patly in English:



  • See pat

    • ‘Ten minutes later, Collateral has been patly wrapped up and you're staring at the credits, feeling a bit disappointed.’
    • ‘The Scooby-Doo ending disappoints when it is delivered too patly, when the information comes too easily, when the proper foundation has not been laid.’
    • ‘Many of the survivors are more thinly drawn than their abusers, and some patly written scenes necessary to move the story along clearly take more dramatic license with reality than you wish they would.’
    • ‘The only letdown is in the end, where her grief over her sister Malu's and Shyam's separate suicides are tied in rather too patly.’