Definition of ropy
- ropy milk
- ropy flour
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
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: similar to rope : like rope in appearance
: in bad condition : of bad quality
: ill or unwell
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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