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Definitions for ropy
ˈroʊ piropy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ropy, ropeyadjective

    of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong

  2. ropy, ropey, stringy, threadyadjective

    forming viscous or glutinous threads

  3. ropey, ropyadjective

    (British informal) very poor in quality

    "ropey food"; "a ropey performance"


  1. ropyadjective

    Resembling a rope.

  2. ropyadjective

    Capable of forming rope-like or thread-like structures.

  3. ropyadjective

    Of poor quality; in poor health.

  4. ropyadjective

    Slimy, as after the action of Enterobacter aerogenes in syrup.

  5. Etymology: From ropy, from rope + -y

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ropyadjective

    capable of being drawn into a thread, as a glutinous substance; stringy; viscous; tenacious; glutinous; as ropy sirup; ropy lees

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ropy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ropy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • скверный, неудовлетворительныйRussian

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