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rop·yalso 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.
adj. rop•i•er, rop•i•est.
1. resembling rope: ropy muscles.
2. forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid.
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|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
ropyropey [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 ropey → me siento un poco chungo, no me siento del todo bien
this car looks a bit ropey → este coche parece una auténtica tartana