Synonyms of ropy in English:


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See UK English definition of ropy


1‘I feel a bit ropy, actually’

ill, unwell, sick, not well, not very well, ailing, poorly, sickly, afflicted, indisposed, infirm, liverish
out of sorts, not oneself, not in good shape, not up to par, below par, under par, bad, in a bad way
bedridden, invalided, on the sick list, valetudinarian
queasy, nauseous, nauseated
weak, feeble, frail
diseased, infected
British off colour, peaky
informal under the weather, not up to snuff, laid up, funny, peculiar, iffy, crummy, lousy, rough, groggy, green around the gills, at death's door, like death warmed up
British informal grotty, dicky
Scottish informal wabbit
Australian, New Zealand informal crook
vulgar slang crappy
dated queer, seedy

well, healthy

2‘the Italians were helped by some ropy defending from the home team’

inferior, second-rate, low-quality, low-grade, poor, poor-quality, inadequate, substandard, imperfect, faulty, defective, jerry-built, shoddy, shabby, crude, unsound, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, unworthy, disappointing
informal below par, not up to scratch, not up to snuff, tenth-rate, crummy, lousy
British informal duff, rubbish
US informal farkakte
vulgar slang crap, crappy
North American vulgar slang chickenshit

3‘ropy strands of sticky lava’

viscous, gelatinous, viscid, sticky, glutinous, mucilaginous, thick
stringy, thready, fibrous, filamentous