There are 2 definitions of rash in English:

rash1

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Pronunciation: /raʃ
 
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adjective

Derivatives

rashly

adverb
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  • But one of my faults is that I can act hastily and rashly.
  • He did not know why he rashly and impulsively went back to his old ways and took part in the burglary.
  • ‘Don't jump into the river rashly if you can't swim - it's better to call for help,’ the letter said.

rashness

noun
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  • Barth had the foolishness and rashness of the child that he was, quick to anger, slow to forgive, filled to the brim with pointless pride.
  • One opposite to courage is cowardice, but another is rashness, foolhardiness.
  • Better to try and fail than not to try at all, was his response to those who accused him of rashness and irresponsibility.

Origin

late Middle English (also in Scots and northern English in the sense 'nimble, eager'): of Germanic origin; related to German rasch.

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There are 2 definitions of rash in English:

rash2

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Pronunciation: /raʃ
 
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noun

  • 2A series of things of the same type, especially when unwelcome, happening within a short space of time: a rash of strikes by health-service workers
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    • The run-up to the 30th anniversary produced a rash of new revelations and bitter polemics.
    • The rash of strikes on the railways and elsewhere should quickly disabuse them of that delusion.
    • Just like they said when those very same refineries were shut down because of a rash of accidents, it was going to cost us.
    Synonyms
    series, succession; spate, wave, flood, deluge, torrent; outbreak, plague, epidemic, explosion, run, flurry
    rare boutade

Origin

early 18th century: probably related to Old French rasche 'eruptive sores, scurf'; compare with Italian raschia 'itch'.

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