Definition of sketchily in US English:



  • See sketchy

    • ‘It's impossible to develop a convincing love affair when one half of the couple is so sketchily drawn.’
    • ‘The first argument, however, is obscure and is dealt with rather sketchily.’
    • ‘The links between Aboriginal cultures and the Church had been sketchily explored in earlier plays.’
    • ‘However, this thesis is only sketchily developed, and sometimes defies common sense.’
    • ‘The report just over a year ago by Ofsted on teaching in primary schools concluded gloomily that, in history, some topics were covered so sketchily that pupils were left with little idea of context, significance or chronology.’
    perfunctorily, cursorily, superficially, scantily, skimpily
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