rock·​i·​ness | \ ˈrä-kē-nəs How to pronounce rockiness (audio) \

Definition of rockiness

: the quality or state of being rocky

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But by lowering the bar, investors will have to brace for greater volatility in a market already known for its rockiness and gambling-like atmosphere. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "China’s ‘Nasdaq’ Soared 140% on its First Day and Minted 3 New Billionaires," 23 July 2019 The rockiness of the terrain, while great for wine quality, also requires extensive excavation. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "The rise of the Red Hills of Lake County," 1 June 2018 Following President Donald Trump’s letter on Thursday canceling the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, investors appear to be bracing for more rockiness ahead. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Gold and Defense Stocks Rise as Donald Trump Cancels North Korea Summit," 24 May 2018 After three consecutive Finals trips and all kinds of rockiness through the course of each regular season in those years, Tyronn Lue knows better than to fret over the Cavaliers' recent slide of losses in five of the last seven games. Joe Vardon,, "Cavaliers' confidence high with Isaiah Thomas joining starters," 5 Jan. 2018 Still, seasoned investors see opportunity in the A-shares—and other stocks too—among Chinese companies that are poised to ride out any short-term rockiness. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "The 5 Best Chinese Stocks to Buy Now," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of rockiness

1611, in the meaning defined above

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