Definition of rash in English:

rash

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Pronunciation: /raʃ
 
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adjective

Acting or done without careful consideration of the possible consequences; impetuous: it would be extremely rash to make such an assumption a rash decision
More example sentences
  • Have we really thought through the consequences of rash action now?
  • The reformist troops weren't rash or impetuous enough to do something so drastic without direct orders.
  • So in reality her quick thinking and rash acting had caused Jeff to faint.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Derivatives

rashly

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

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