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ropy (adj.)

"forming or developing slimy, viscous threads; sticky and stringy," late 15c. (Caxton), from rope (n.) + -y (2). Hence a general term of disapprobation. Related: Ropily; ropiness.

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Definitions of ropy from WordNet

ropy (adj.)
of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong;
Synonyms: ropey
ropy (adj.)
forming viscous or glutinous threads;
Synonyms: ropey / stringy / thready
ropy (adj.)
(British informal) very poor in quality;
Synonyms: ropey
From wordnet.princeton.edu