Something sketchy is incomplete: it includes the major points but lacks detail. If a political candidate avoids going into detail about her political views, you might say her platform is sketchy.

A sketch is a quick drawing that doesn't have a lot of detail. That definition should help you remember that sketchy things are incomplete. A sketchy speech from the President will outline some important ideas but be short on specifics. A sketchy plan for the weekend would be "Let's go out to eat." That's sketchy because it has the general idea but no specifics, such as the time or place.

Definitions of sketchy
  1. adjective
    giving only major points; lacking completeness
    “a sketchy account”
    “details of the plan remain sketchy
    synonyms: skeletal, unelaborated
    incomplete, uncomplete
    not complete or total; not completed
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