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lacking, partial, curtailed, sectional, deficient, unaccomplished, unattained, discontinuous, scanty, fragmentary, short, insufficient, unachieved, undone, unfinished, unsatisfactory, immature, unfulfilled, missing, embryonic, segmental, fractional, incomplete.
light-touch, continue, inconsistent, variable, pending, two-edged, erratic, spotty, uneven, abortive, six of one, (and) half a dozen of the other, in patches, the rights and wrongs of something, outstanding, at intervals, same, mixed blessing, in places, a double-edged/two-edged sword, work both ways, varying, irregular, scattered, unsteady, locally, superficial, localized, cut both ways, mixed, inconsistent, sketchy.
They scuttled for days and days and days till they came to a great forest, 'sclusively full of trees and bushes and stripy, speckly, patchy- blatchy shadows, and there they hid: and after another long time, what with standing half in the shade and half out of it, and what with the slippery- slidy shadows of the trees falling on them, the Giraffe grew blotchy, and the Zebra grew stripy, and the Eland and the Koodoo grew darker, with little wavy grey lines on their backs like bark on a tree trunk; and so, though you could hear them and smell them, you could very seldom see them, and then only when you knew precisely where to look. - "Just So Stories", Rudyard Kipling.
patch, patch up, brier patch, Peyer's Patch, patched, patsy, patty, pitty-patty, patty shell.