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Synonyms for rocky
ˈrɒk irock·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rocky, bouldery, bouldered, stonyadjective

    abounding in rocks or stones

    "rocky fields"; "stony ground"; "bouldery beaches"

    Synonyms:
    rocklike, bouldery, stony, jumpy, flinty, rough, granitic, jolty, bumpy, granitelike, obdurate, jolting, flint, bouldered

    Antonyms:
    easy, stable, smooth

  2. rough, rocky, bumpy, jolty, jolting, jumpyadjective

    causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements

    "a rough ride"

    Synonyms:
    bumpy, approximative, rough, highly strung, pugnacious, jolting, bouldered, approximate, gravelly, bouldery, edgy, uptight, fierce, harsh, overstrung, high-strung, restive, nervy, scratchy, stony, crude, jumpy, boisterous, grating, jolty, raspy, unsmooth, jittery, uncut, rasping

    Antonyms:
    easy, stable, smooth

  3. rockyadjective

    liable to rock

    "on high rocky heels"

    Synonyms:
    bouldery, stony, jumpy, rough, jolty, bumpy, jolting, bouldered

    Antonyms:
    stable, smooth, easy

  4. rocky, roughadjective

    full of hardship or trials

    "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"

    Synonyms:
    bumpy, rough, raspy, jolting, pugnacious, bouldered, jolty, crude, gravelly, bouldery, fierce, harsh, unsmooth, scratchy, stony, jumpy, boisterous, grating, approximate, approximative, uncut, rasping

    Antonyms:
    easy, smooth, stable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rocky":

    rock, rocko, balboa, roque

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How to use rocky in a sentence?

  1. Sylvester Stallone:

    When I finally confronted them [just before ‘Rocky IV’ in 1985], I said, ‘Does it bother you guys that I’ve written every word, I’ve choreographed it, I’ve been loyal to you, I’ve promoted it, directed it and I don’t have 1% that I could leave for my children?’ And the quote was, ‘You got paid.’ And that was the end of the conversation.

  2. Matthew Knight:

    We have tried to avoid putting it in one of those boxes and prefer to call it more generically an 'object,' in simple terms, asteroids are rocky and devoid of ices, while comets are a mixture of rock and ice, so-called 'dirty snowballs,'.

  3. Jason Dittmann:

    It's very interesting to me that we have just discovered a super-Earth right up against that boundary, the fact that the planet is rocky and in its star's habitable zone also raises its intrigue, because we may now have a planet suitable for the search for life as well.

  4. Jay Leno:

    Rocky Marciano never fought Muhammad Ali and you can’t pretend that they did and [predict] who would win, you live in the time that you live in. For my time [the humor] was great. It was very political. Now it is different.

  5. Dow Chemical spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra:

    Because Dow operated Rocky Flats under a government contract, it is indemnified by the Department of Energy.


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