rashness


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rash 1

 (răsh)
adj. rash·er, rash·est
Resulting from or acting with ill-considered haste or boldness. See Synonyms at reckless.

[Middle English rasch, active, unrestrained, perhaps from Old English -raesc (in līgræsc, lightning) or from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German rasch, fast.]

rash′ly adv.
rash′ness n.

rash 2

 (răsh)
n.
1. A visible lesion or group of lesions on the skin, caused by any of numerous factors including infectious agents, drugs, and allergies.
2. An outbreak of many instances within a brief period: a rash of burglaries.

[Possibly from obsolete French rache, a sore, from Old French rasche, scurf, from raschier, to scrape, scratch, from Vulgar Latin *rāsicāre, from Latin rāsus, past participle of rādere; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rashness - the trait of acting rashly and without prudencerashness - the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
imprudence - a lack of caution in practical affairs
lightheadedness - a frivolous lack of prudence
2.rashness - the trait of giving little thought to dangerrashness - the trait of giving little thought to danger
unthoughtfulness, thoughtlessness - the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
adventurism - recklessness in politics or foreign affairs
brashness - the trait of being rash and hasty
desperation - desperate recklessness; "it was a policy of desperation"

rashness

noun
Translations
تَهَوُّر
nerozvážnostunáhlenostzbrklost
overilethedubesindighed
fljótfærni
acelecilikdüşüncesizlik

rashness

[ˈræʃnɪs] N [of actions] → temeridad f, precipitación f; [of person] → temeridad f, imprudencia f

rashness

[ˈræʃnɪs] nimprudence f

rashness

n (of person)Unbesonnenheit f; (of action)Voreiligkeit f, → Überstürztheit f; (of promise, decision)Voreiligkeit f

rashness

[ˈræʃnɪs] navventatezza

rash1

(rӕʃ) adjective
acting, or done, with little caution or thought. a rash person/action/statement; It was rash of you to leave your present job without first finding another.
ˈrashly adverb
ˈrashness noun
References in classic literature ?
Heyward lifted his head from the cover, and beheld what he justly considered a prodigy of rashness and skill.
There is no folly so besotted that the idiotic rivalries of society, the prurience, the rashness, the blindness of youth, will not hurry a man to its commission.
Stryver replied to my Lord, no; but he would ask the witness to tell him whether what happened once, might happen twice; whether he would have been so confident if he had seen this illustration of his rashness sooner, whether he would be so confident, having seen it; and more.
But there have been times since, in my manhood, many times there have been, when I have thought, Is it possible, among the possibilities of hidden things, that in the sudden rashness of the child and her wild look so far off, there was any merciful attraction of her into danger, any tempting her towards him permitted on the part of her dead father, that her life might have a chance of ending that day?
Thou art pardoned, Fitzurse,'' said the prince, gravely; ``thy purpose hath atoned for thy hasty rashness.
At last, I fixed upon a resolution, for which it is probable I may incur some censure, and not unjustly; for I confess I owe the preserving of mine eyes, and consequently my liberty, to my own great rashness and want of experience; because, if I had then known the nature of princes and ministers, which I have since observed in many other courts, and their methods of treating criminals less obnoxious than myself, I should, with great alacrity and readiness, have submitted to so easy a punishment.
This expectation was too sanguine: they found them encamped in a place naturally almost inaccessible, and so well fortified, that it would be no less than extreme rashness to attack them.
Meanwhile one of the carriers who were in the inn thought fit to water his team, and it was necessary to remove Don Quixote's armour as it lay on the trough; but he seeing the other approach hailed him in a loud voice, "O thou, whoever thou art, rash knight that comest to lay hands on the armour of the most valorous errant that ever girt on sword, have a care what thou dost; touch it not unless thou wouldst lay down thy life as the penalty of thy rashness.
Attempts of this kind would not often be made with levity or rashness, because they could seldom be made without danger to the authors, unless in cases of a tyrannical exercise of the federal authority.
Admiral Chateau-Renaud had the rashness to obey this injunction, and the galleons entered Vigo Bay.
At the end of it I sat, temper- ing nuts with a cigarette, regretting Ogilvy's rashness, and denouncing the shortsighted timidity of the Martians.
These words were followed by a general murmur, and it was evident that several of the members were discussing the propriety of making the general repent of his rashness.