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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.
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(ˈroʊ pi)

adj. rop•i•er, rop•i•est.
1. resembling rope: ropy muscles.
2. forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid.
rop′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ropy - of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong
2.ropy - forming viscous or glutinous threads
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
3.ropy - (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
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ropey [ˈrəʊpɪ] (Brit) ADJ (ropier (compar) (ropiest (superl))) (= off colour) → pachucho, chungo; (= weak) [plan, argument etc] → nada convincente, flojo; (= sinewy) [muscles, arms] → fibroso
I feel a bit ropeyme siento un poco chungo, no me siento del todo bien
this car looks a bit ropeyeste coche parece una auténtica tartana
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


adj (+er) (Brit inf: = bad) → miserabel (inf); (= worn)mitgenommen; the engine is a bit ropyder Motor pfeift auf dem letzten Loch (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


ropey [ˈrəʊpɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → scadente
to feel rop(e)y (ill) → sentirsi male
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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