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brash 1

adj. brash·er, brash·est
1. Presumptuously forward; impudent: "She couldn't imagine anyone being happy with this loud, brash, opinionated businessman" (Anne Bartlett). See Synonyms at shameless.
2. Hasty or unrestrained without regard for consequences: "his brash, ill-considered attacks on members of his own party" (Susan Dunn).
3. Arresting, pronounced, or ostentatious: brash plaids.
4. Brittle: brash timbers.

[Possibly imitative (influenced by rash) or from brash, attack.]

brash′ly adv.
brash′ness n.

brash 2

A mass or pile of rubble, refuse, or fragments, as of stone, brush, or ice.

[Perhaps an alteration of French brèche, breach in a wall, from Italian breccia; see breccia.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.brashly - in a brash cheeky manner; "brashly, she asked for a rebate"


[ˈbræʃlɪ] ADV
1. [act] (= over-confidently) → presuntuosamente; (= rashly) → impetuosamente
2. (with adj) [intrusive] → descaradamente


[ˈbræʃli] adveffrontément


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