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rock·y 1

adj. rock·i·er, rock·i·est
1. Consisting of, containing, or abounding in rock or rocks.
a. Resembling or suggesting rock; firm or hard.
b. Steadfast or stubborn; unyielding: her rocky heart.
3. Marked by obstructions or difficulties: the rocky road to success.

rock′i·ness n.

rock·y 2

adj. rock·i·er, rock·i·est
1. Inclined or prone to sway or totter; unsteady or shaky: a rocky coat rack.
2. Appearing inclined to fail; discouraging or disappointing: had a rocky start, but managed to succeed.

rock′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rockiness - the quality of abounding in rocks and stones; "due to the rockiness of the land it was quickly dry even after a heavy rain"
unevenness, variability - the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
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(rok) noun
1. (a large lump or mass of) the solid parts of the surface of the Earth. The ship struck a rock and sank; the rocks on the seashore; He built his house on solid rock.
2. a large stone. The climber was killed by a falling rock.
3. a type of hard sweet made in sticks. a stick of Edinburgh rock.
ˈrockeryplural ˈrockeries noun
a heap of rocks in a garden with earth between them in which small plants are grown.
ˈrocky adjective
a rocky coastline.
ˈrockiness noun
ˌrock-ˈbottom noun, adjective
(at) the lowest level possible. Prices have reached rock-bottom; rock-bottom prices.
ˈrock-garden noun
a rockery.
ˈrock-plant noun
any plant which grows among rocks eg on mountains, often also grown in rockeries.
on the rocks
in a state of ruin or of great financial difficulty. Their marriage is on the rocks; The firm is on the rocks.


(rok) verb
1. to (cause to) swing gently backwards and forwards or from side to side. The mother rocked the cradle; This cradle rocks.
2. to swing (a baby) gently in one's arms to comfort it or make it sleep.
3. to shake or move violently. The earthquake rocked the building.
ˈrocker noun
1. one of usually two curved supports on which a cradle, rocking-chair etc rocks.
2. a rocking-chair.
ˈrocky adjective
which rocks or shakes; unsteady; unsafe.
ˈrockiness noun
ˈrocking-chair noun
a chair which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
ˈrocking-horse noun
a toy horse which rocks backwards and forwards on rockers.
off one's rocker
mad; crazy.
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