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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.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brashness - tasteless showinessbrashness - tasteless showiness      
tastelessness - inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste
2.brashness - the trait of being rash and hasty
foolhardiness, recklessness, rashness - the trait of giving little thought to danger
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[ˈbræʃnɪs] N (= over-confidence) → presunción f; (= rashness) → impetuosidad f
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[ˈbræʃnɪs] neffronterie f
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nnassforsche Art, Dreistigkeit f; (of colour etc)Aufdringlichkeit f
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