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  1. the state or condition of being rocky.
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Origin of rockiness1

First recorded in 1605–15; rocky1 + -ness


  1. the state or condition of a person who is shaky or unsteady, as from drinking, fatigue, or illness.
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Origin of rockiness2

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for rockiness

Historical Examples

  • The rockiness of the soil in Ireland is so universal that it predominates in every sort.

    A Tour in Ireland

    Arthur Young

  • Our passage was attended with great difficulty, owing to the rapidity of the stream, and the rockiness of the bottom.

  • Flatness is a sublime quality in certain landscapes, just as rockiness is a sublime quality in others.

    Robert Browning

    G. K. Chesterton