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ropy

adjective \ˈrō-pē\

Simple Definition of ropy

  • : similar to rope : like rope in appearance

  • : in bad condition : of bad quality

  • : ill or unwell

Full Definition of ropy

rop·i·errop·i·est

  1. 1 a :  capable of being drawn into a thread :  viscous; also :  tending to adhere in stringy masses b :  having a gelatinous or slimy quality from bacterial or fungal contamination <ropy milk> <ropy flour>

  2. 2 a :  resembling rope b :  muscular, sinewy

  3. 3 slang :  poor, lousy

rop·i·ness noun

Examples of ropy

  1. The passengers looked a bit ropy after the bumpy flight.

  2. <because the paint was so old, it was ropy and couldn't be smoothly applied to the wood>



15th Century

First Known Use of ropy

15th century

Variants of ropy

also rop·ey play \ˈrō-pē\

Rhymes with ropy


Medical Dictionary

ropy

adjective

Medical Definition of ropy

rop·i·errop·i·est

  1. 1:  capable of being drawn into a thread :  viscous; also :  tending to adhere in stringy masses

  2. 2:  having a gelatinous or slimy quality from bacterial or fungal contamination <ropy milk>

  3. rop·i·ness noun



Variants of ropy

also rop·ey \ˈrō-pē\play

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