There are 2 definitions of rash in English:

rash1

Syllabification: rash
Pronunciation: /raSH
 
/

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'); related to German rasch.

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There are 2 definitions of rash in English:

rash2

Syllabification: rash
Pronunciation: /
 
raSH/

noun

  • 1An area of reddening of a person’s skin, sometimes with raised spots, appearing especially as a result of allergy or illness.
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    • In a few cases, major skin rashes appeared 12-24 hr following exposure.
    • Certain inflammatory diseases can affect your skin, causing rashes and lesions.
    • Prickly heat is a very itchy red skin rash, causing a prickling or burning feeling.
    Synonyms
    spots, a breakout, an eruption; hives; Medicine erythema, exanthema, urticaria
  • 1.1A series of things of the same type, especially when unpleasant or undesirable, occurring or appearing one after the other within a short space of time: a rash of auto accidents
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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, epidemic, flurry

Origin

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

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