Definition of Ropey

1. Adjective. Of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong.

Exact synonyms: Ropy
Partainyms: Rope, Rope
Derivative terms: Rope, Rope



2. Adjective. Forming viscous or glutinous threads.
Exact synonyms: Ropy, Stringy, Thready
Similar to: Thick
Derivative terms: Ropiness

3. Adjective. (British informal) very poor in quality. "A ropey performance"
Exact synonyms: Ropy
Language type: Colloquialism
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Similar to: Inferior

Definition of Ropey

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of ropy) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ropey

1. ropy [adj ROPIER, ROPIEST] - See also: ropy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ropey

roper
roperies
ropers
ropery
ropes
ropesman
ropesmen
ropewalk
ropewalker
ropewalkers
ropewalks
ropeway
ropeways
ropework
ropeworks
ropey (current term)
rophy
ropier
ropiest
ropily
ropiness
ropinesses
roping
ropings
ropinirole
ropish
ropishness
ropivacaine
ropy
roque

Literary usage of Ropey

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1. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville (1847)
"In a dark day ropey wound up his affairs and embarked. ... ropey went to the sign of the Pipe and Tankard ; got fuddled ; and over his fifth pot meditated ..."

2. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a by Herman Melville (1850)
"ropey went to the sign of the Pipe and Tankard; got fuddled; and over his fifth pot meditated suicide —an intention carried out; for the next day he shipped ..."

3. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville (1892)
"I say now, ropey, s'posing you were back to Holborn this morning, what would you have ... I always made a point of befriending poor ropey when I could; and, ..."

4. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville (1892)
"I say now, ropey, s'posing you were back to Holborn this morning, what would you ... I always made a point of befriending poor ropey when I could ; and, ..."

5. War Time Control of Industry: The Experience of England by Howard Levi Gray (1918)
"The digestibility of bread in which considerable maize is used had been investigated before the order was issued, and the tendency of bread to become ropey ..."

6. Landscapes of Tenerife: A Countryside Guide by Noel Rochford (2004)
"Another cave lies behind this '' Right: a flow of easily-recognised ropey lava leads to one of the smaller caves; far right: the Roques de García, ..."

7. Vincent d'Indy, sa vie et son �uvre by Milton Joseph Rosenau, Louis Borgex (1913)
"From a health standpoint ropey milk is not injurious unless it is slimy as a ... The bacteria which produce ropey milk are widely distributed in nature. ..."

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