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rop·y

also rop·ey  (rō′pē)
adj. rop·i·er, rop·i·est
1. Resembling a rope or ropes.
2. Forming sticky glutinous strings or threads, as some liquids.

rop′i·ly adv.
rop′i·ness n.

ropey

(ˈrəʊpɪ) or

ropy

adj, ropier or ropiest
1. informal
a. inferior or inadequate
b. slightly unwell; below par
2. (of a viscous or sticky substance) forming strands or filaments
3. resembling a rope: ropey muscles.
ˈropily adv
ˈropiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ropey - of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong
2.ropey - forming viscous or glutinous threads
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
3.ropey - (British informal) very poor in quality; "ropey food"; "a ropey performance"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
inferior - of low or inferior quality

ropey

ropy
adjective (Informal)
1. inferior, poor, inadequate, mediocre, deficient, sketchy, substandard, of poor quality, indifferent, no great shakes (informal), half-pie (N.Z. informal) Your spelling's a bit ropey.
2. unwell, poorly (informal), rough (informal), crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), below par, off colour, under the weather (informal), sickish He was a bit ropey by all accounts.
Translations

ropey

ropy [ˈrəʊpi] adj
[thing] → pas fameux/euse, pas brillant(e)
[person] to feel ropey
I feel a bit ropey today → C'est pas la forme aujourd'hui.
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