Simple Definition of ropy
: similar to rope : like rope in appearance
: in bad condition : of bad quality
: ill or unwell
Full Definition of ropy
Examples of ropy in a sentence
The passengers looked a bit ropy after the bumpy flight.
<because the paint was so old, it was ropy and couldn't be smoothly applied to the wood>
First Known Use of ropy
Variants of ropy
Medical Definition of ropy
1: capable of being drawn into a thread : viscous; also : tending to adhere in stringy masses
2: having a gelatinous or slimy quality from bacterial or fungal contamination <ropy milk>
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