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ropy

adjective \ˈrō-pē\

: similar to rope : like rope in appearance

: in bad condition : of bad quality

: ill or unwell

rop·i·errop·i·est

Full Definition of ROPY

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
a :  resembling rope
b :  muscular, sinewy
3
slang :  poor, lousy
rop·i·ness noun

Variants of ROPY

ropy also rop·ey \ˈrō-pē\

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>

First Known Use of ROPY

15th century

Rhymes with ROPY

ropy

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)
rop·i·errop·i·est

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>
rop·i·ness noun

Variants of ROPY

ropy also rop·ey \ˈrō-pē\

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