Synonyms of ropy in English:


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1‘I feel a bit ropy, actually’


ill, unwell, sick, not well, not very well, ailing, poorly, sickly, peaky, 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

off colour

under the weather, not up to snuff, laid up, dicky, funny, peculiar, iffy, crummy, lousy, rough, groggy, green about the gills, at death's door, like death warmed up


Scottish wabbit

NZ Australian 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

below par, not up to scratch, not up to snuff, tenth-rate, crummy, lousy

duff, rubbish

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