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SCATTY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does scatty mean? 

SCATTY (adjective)
  The adjective SCATTY has 2 senses:

1. lacking sense or discretion
2. lost in thought; showing preoccupation

  Familiarity information: SCATTY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCATTY (adjective)


Sense 1scatty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking sense or discretion

Synonyms:

rattlebrained; rattlepated; scatterbrained; scatty

Context examples:

his rattlebrained crackpot ideas / how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for

Similar:

foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)


Sense 2scatty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lost in thought; showing preoccupation

Synonyms:

absentminded; absent; abstracted; scatty

Context examples:

an absent stare / an absentminded professor / the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence

Similar:

inattentive (showing a lack of attention or care)


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