rocky

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rock·y 1

 (rŏk′ē)
adj. rock·i·er, rock·i·est
1. Consisting of, containing, or abounding in rock or rocks.
2.
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

 (rŏk′ē)
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.

rocky

(ˈrɒkɪ)
adj, rockier or rockiest
1. consisting of or abounding in rocks: a rocky shore.
2. hard or unyielding: rocky determination.
3. hard like rock: rocky muscles.
ˈrockily adv
ˈrockiness n

rocky

(ˈrɒkɪ)
adj, rockier or rockiest
1. weak, shaky, or unstable
2. informal (of a person) dizzy; sickly; nauseated
ˈrockily adv
ˈrockiness n

rock•y1

(ˈrɒk i)

adj. rock•i•er, rock•i•est.
1. full of or abounding in rocks.
2. consisting of rock.
3. rocklike.
4. firm; steadfast.

rock•y2

(ˈrɒk i)

adj. rock•i•er, rock•i•est.
1. wobbly; unsteady.
2. full of hazards; uncertain: a business with a rocky future.
3. physically unsteady or weak, as from sickness.
[1730–40; (definition 2) influenced by metaphoric uses of rocky1, as a rocky road]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rocky - abounding in rocks or stones; "rocky fields"; "stony ground"; "bouldery beaches"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.rocky - causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride"
3.rocky - liable to rock; "on high rocky heels"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
4.rocky - full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

rocky

1
adjective rough, rugged, stony, craggy, pebbly, boulder-strewn, shingly The paths are often very rocky.

rocky

2
adjective unstable, weak, uncertain, doubtful, shaky, unreliable, wobbly, rickety, unsteady, undependable Their relationship had gotten off to a rocky start.

rocky

adjective
Affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems:
Translations
صَخْريمُتَهَزْهِز
kolísavýskalnatývratký
klippefuldusikkervakkelvorn
klettótturóstöîugur, valtur
kolísavý
skalnat
kayalıksağlam olmayansallantılı

rocky

1 [ˈrɒkɪ]
A. ADJ (rockier (compar) (rockiest (superl))) [substance] → (duro) como la piedra; [slope etc] → rocoso
B. CPD Rocky Mountains NPLMontañas fpl Rocosas

rocky

2 [ˈrɒkɪ] ADJ (rockier (compar) (rockiest (superl))) (= shaky, unsteady) → inestable, bamboleante (fig) [situation] → inseguro, inestable; [government etc] → débil

rocky

[ˈrɒki] adj
[hill, coastline, outcrop] → rocheux/euse; [path, ground, slope, soil] → rocailleux/euse
(= unsteady) [table] → branlant(e)
(= unstable) [situation] → précaire; [time] → difficile; [marriage] → fragile
to get off to a rocky start → connaître des débuts difficiles
They got off to a rocky start → Ils ont connu des débuts difficiles.Rocky Mountains npl
the Rocky Mountains → les (montagnes fpl) Rocheuses fpl

rocky

1
adj (= unsteady)wackelig (also fig inf)

rocky

2
adj (+er) mountain, hillfelsig; road, pathsteinig; rocky outcropausstreichendes Gestein (spec)

rocky

1 [ˈrɒkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (hill) → roccioso/a; (path) → sassoso/a

rocky

2 [ˈrɒkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (shaky, unsteady) → malfermo/a, traballante (fig) (situation, marriage) → instabile

rock1

(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.

rock2

(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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