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 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)

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Lacking sense or discretion


rattlebrained; rattlepated; scatterbrained; scatty

Context examples:

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


foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)

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Lost in thought; showing preoccupation


absentminded; absent; abstracted; scatty

Context examples:

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


inattentive (showing a lack of attention or care)

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