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 ?
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.
Many workmen, it is true, paid with their lives for the rashness inherent in these dangerous labors; but these mishaps are impossible to be avoided, and they are classed among the details with which the Americans trouble themselves but little.
But, not wishing you to accuse me of rashness, I will first give you all my objections.
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.
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.
About three weeks after I wrote to you last, Julian Gray paid the penalty of his headlong rashness.
The same sort of traditional belief ran in the Tulliver veins, but it was carried in richer blood, having elements of generous imprudence, warm affection, and hot-tempered rashness.
He was not prone to rashness and precipitate action; and in the bitter hatred between him and Spitz he betrayed no impatience, shunned all offensive acts.
Then he was a masterful dog, and what made him dangerous was the fact that the club of the man in the red sweater had knocked all blind pluck and rashness out of his desire for mastery.
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.
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.
Then could the Venetians realize the rashness of the course taken by them, which, in order that they might secure two towns in Lombardy, had made the king master of two-thirds of Italy.