ropy

[roh-pee]
adjective, ropier, ropiest.
1.
resembling a rope or ropes: ropy muscles.
2.
forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid.

Origin:
1470–80; rope + -y1

ropily, adverb
ropiness, noun
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ropey or ropy (ˈrəʊpɪ)
 
adj , ropier, ropiest
1.  informal (Brit)
 a.  inferior or inadequate
 b.  slightly unwell; below par
2.  (of a viscous or sticky substance) forming strands or filaments
3.  resembling a rope: ropey muscles
 
ropy or ropy
 
adj
 
'ropily or ropy
 
adv
 
'ropiness or ropy
 
n

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Example sentences
Cut open the body and the workings are fairly suggestive: a big pulsing heart,
  long ropy veins, a sacklike stomach full of food.
Yet the country's official statistics are notoriously ropy.
But if you look at the graph, things have looked pretty ropy since.
Hints of environmental backsliding have appeared in the government's own ropy
  data.
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