rock-ribbed(redirected from rock-ribbedly)
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1. Having rocks or rock outcroppings; rocky.
2. Firm and unyielding, especially with regard to one's principles, loyalties, or beliefs: a rock-ribbed conservative.
US firm; uncompromising
1. having ribs or ridges of rock.
2. unyielding; confirmed and uncompromising.
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|Adj.||1.||rock-ribbed - abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps; "the rock-ribbed coast of Maine"|
|2.||rock-ribbed - tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated; "an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative"; "rock-ribbed republican"|
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"