ropy

adjective \ ˈrō-pē \
variants: or less commonly ropey

Definition of ropy

ropier; ropiest
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
3 slang :poor, lousy

ropiness

noun

Examples of ropy in a Sentence

  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


ROPY Defined for English Language Learners

ropy

adjective

Definition of ropy for English Language Learners

  • : similar to rope : like rope in appearance

  • : in bad condition : of bad quality

  • : ill or unwell


Medical Dictionary

ropy

adjective
variants: also ropey play \ˈrō-pē\

medical Definition of ropy

ropier; ropiest
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

ropiness

noun


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