- 1Self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way: he was brash, cocky, and arrogantMore example sentences
- A noisy, brash American, he never knew he was beaten and gave absolutely everything on every point of every game, no matter how apparently hopeless the cause.
- For me, Australians are too brash, too cocky, too shallow and too plentiful.
- Some teenagers are rude, brash and nasty; some are not.
- 1.1Having an ostentatious or tasteless appearance: the cafe was a brash new buildingMore example sentences
- The piano was transformed from gentle intimacy to huge, brash vulgarity.
- It's quite brash and flashy, so I'm sure it will be worth exploring.
- Paris is mostly familiar to Shanghainese from the movies, no doubt appearing sophisticated and genteel in comparison to the brash cityscape mushrooming around them.
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- These guys have studied every clichéd turn of phrase, whiny affectation and hairdo, and the brashly '80s programming doesn't shuffle the deck enough to hide their derived, contrived strategy.
- The ‘long-tail effect’, currently making waves from broadcasting to bookselling, is one of those suddenly ubiquitous notions brashly promising a revolution in consumer capitalism.
- It was a few years later that the decorated building made a last brave stand, Art Deco's Egyptian colonnades and Moderne sunbursts sparkling brashly among dimmer stripped-classical and early modern façades.
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- The politeness of the elderly was in marked contrast to the freshness, sometimes brashness, often deliberate, of the young, seen even in their responses to the questionnaire.
- For I have realized that it is the city's very boldness and brashness that clearly identifies it as truly Chinese.
- The tree is typically Carioca in its brashness and audacity, but despite the city's fondness for it, Rio is not famed for its yuletide.
early 19th century (originally dialect); perhaps a form of rash1.
- 1Loose broken rock or ice: [as modifier]: brash iceMore example sentences
- This image shows icebergs and brash ice along the shore of western Greenland.
- During the same time, measurements of the brash ice depth and water temperature were made from a Coast Guard icebreaker.
- A brash ice jam in the South Channel of the St. Clair River was profiled in February 1987 using a helicopter-borne short-pulse radar operating in the UHF band near 500 MHz.
- 2Clippings from hedges, shrubs, or other plants: cutting up the timber and burning the brashMore example sentences
- The operator raises them every 4-5 metres to release the gathered brash.
- The heather brash - heather which has been cut in the autumn and baled, loaded with seeds - is spread to create a mulch or microclimate, protecting the peat
- The spreading of heather brash has become a yearly task at the Marsden estate, near Huddersfield, to control erosion which is exacerbated by grazing and trampling.
late 18th century: of unknown origin.