he cursed himself for being so rash a rash decision
reckless, impetuous, impulsive, hasty, overhasty, foolhardy, incautious, precipitate, precipitous, premature, careless, heedless, thoughtless, imprudent, foolish, headstrong, adventurous, over-adventurous, hot-headed, daredevil, devil-may-care, overbold, audacious, indiscreet;
ill-considered, unconsidered, unthinking, ill-advised, injudicious, ill-judged, misguided, spur-of-the-moment, unthought-out, hare-brained, unwary, unguarded, wild, madcap
[Antonyms] careful, cautious, prudent
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rash, reckless, foolhardy
All these adjectives are used to criticize actions or people for a lack of proper caution.Rash suggests an overhasty judgement that one might regret ( now isn't the time for us to make rash statements | he would be rash to expect everyone to obey him all the time).Reckless typically describes something more serious: a reckless act is that of a person who simply does not care what damage they cause to themselves or others ( reckless consumption of the earth's resources | he could be convicted of causing death by reckless driving).Foolhardy, as the word suggests, refers to foolish daring, and a foolhardy act is most likely to harm the foolhardy person themselves ( old mines were not to be left open as an invitation to any foolhardy visitor).
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