ropy

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From Middle English ropy, from rope + -y.

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ropy (comparative ropier or more ropy, superlative ropiest or most ropy)

  1. Resembling rope in appearance or texture, used especially of muscles that are thick or hard to the touch.
    • Myofascial Syndrome
      Hence, myofascial pain is usually associated with a taut band, indicating a "ropey" thickening of muscle tissue.
  2. Capable of forming rope-like or thread-like structures.
  3. (Britain, colloquial) Of poor quality; in poor health.
    Synonyms: inferior, second-rate, shabby, unwell
    • 2012, The Economist, Sept. 8th, "Emigration: On The Road"
      Although Britain’s migration figures are ropey, other data point in the same direction.
  4. (of milk or another liquid) Slimy, as after the action of Enterobacter aerogenes in syrup.

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ropy

  1. inflection of ropa:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

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ropy f

  1. genitive singular of ropa