rock-bottom

adjective
rock-bot·​tom | \ ˈräk-ˈbä-təm How to pronounce rock-bottom (audio) \

Definition of rock-bottom

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being the very lowest rock-bottom prices also : fundamental the rock-bottom question

rock bottom

noun

Definition of rock bottom (Entry 2 of 2)

: the lowest or most fundamental part or level

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Synonyms & Antonyms for rock-bottom

Synonyms: Adjective

bottom, bottommost, low, lowermost, nethermost, undermost

Synonyms: Noun

base, basement, bottom, foot, nadir

Antonyms: Adjective

highest, loftiest, top, topmost, upmost, uppermost

Antonyms: Noun

head, top, vertex

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Examples of rock-bottom in a Sentence

Noun

After years of heavy drug use, she has finally reached rock bottom. Their marriage has hit rock bottom.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Sporting rock bottom fees and yielding often superior returns, these fund vehicles have become something of an existential threat to asset managers. Ben Carlson, Fortune, "Yes, Passive Investing Has Exploded. But Here’s Why Fears of a Bubble are Overblown," 14 Sep. 2019 Downward Spiral’ into Addiction and a Suicide Attempt After The Hills After a string of arrests, Wahler hit rock bottom. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Jason Wahler Reveals He Made Amends to Ex Lauren Conrad as Part of His Journey to Sobriety," 4 Sep. 2019 The movie follows a 31-year-old woman, who, after hitting rock bottom, steals the identity of a high school senior in an attempt to re-do her final year of school and set things right. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "TV this week: ‘Mayans M.C.’ returns; Harvey Weinstein documentary," 1 Sep. 2019 The movie follows a 31-year-old woman who, after hitting rock bottom, steals the identity of a high school senior in an attempt to redo her final year of school and set things right. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of Sept. 1-7," 1 Sep. 2019 At Sarah’s urging, Marty saw a counselor and found some comfort in the evenings listening to inspirational tapes from Tony Robbins or Goalcast videos aimed at anybody who had hit rock bottom. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Farmers fight to save their land in rural Minnesota as trade war intensifies," 12 Aug. 2019 At Sarah’s urging, Marty saw a counselor and found some comfort in the evenings listening to inspirational tapes from Tony Robbins or Goalcast videos aimed at anybody who had hit rock bottom. Ricky Carioti, Washington Post, "Farmers fight to save their land in rural Minnesota as trade war intensifies," 3 Aug. 2019 In a recent interview with PopCulture, the country singer revealed that a cancer diagnosis, a separation from her husband, and financial struggles nearly drove her to rock bottom. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Jo Dee Messina Recalls Front-Porch Visit from Jesus That Changed Her Life," 10 July 2019 Market observers have said for months that Houston’s office market has hit rock bottom. R.a. Schuetz, Houston Chronicle, "Houston’s office market may not have hit rock bottom after all," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of rock-bottom

Adjective

1884, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rock-bottom was in 1884

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rock-bottom

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rock-bottom

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of a price : very low

rock bottom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rock bottom (Entry 2 of 2)

: the lowest possible level or point

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