rocky

1 [rok-ee]
adjective, rockier, rockiest.
1.
full of or abounding in rocks.
2.
consisting of rock.
3.
rocklike: wood with a rocky hardness.
4.
firm; steadfast: rocky endurance.
5.
unfeeling; without sympathy or emotion: my rocky heart.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see rock1, -y1

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rocky

2 [rok-ee]
adjective, rockier, rockiest.
1.
inclined or likely to rock; tottering; shaky; unsteady.
2.
difficult or uncertain; full of hazards or obstacles: a business with a rocky future.
3.
physically unsteady or weak, as from sickness.

Origin:
1730–40; rock2 + -y1

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rocky1 (ˈrɒkɪ)
 
adj , rockier, rockiest
1.  consisting of or abounding in rocks: a rocky shore
2.  hard or unyielding: rocky determination
3.  hard like rock: rocky muscles
 
'rockily1
 
adv
 
'rockiness1
 
n

rocky2 (ˈrɒkɪ)
 
adj , rockier, rockiest
1.  weak, shaky, or unstable
2.  informal (of a person) dizzy; sickly; nauseated
 
'rockily2
 
adv
 
'rockiness2
 
n

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rocky
"full of rocks," c.1400, from rock (n.); "unsteady," 1737, from rock (v.1). Meaning "difficult, hard" is recorded from 1873, and may represent a little of both.
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Much of the south comprises rocky plateaus carved by glaciers.
As our canoes float into the rocky shoal, the lilies seem to engulf us, the
  giant pale flowers reaching to our chins.
There was loveliness to rust, cracks in the road, and a texture to the rocky
  sidewalks.
And in any case, stellar wobbles give no clue as to whether a planet is barren
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