rash [1] ADJECTIVE acting or done impetuously, without careful consideration.
DERIVATIVES rashly adverb rashness noun.
ORIGIN Germanic.
rash [2] NOUN 1) an area of reddening of a person's skin, sometimes with raised spots. 2) an unwelcome series of things happening within a short space of time: a rash of strikes.
ORIGIN probably related to Old French rasche 'eruptive sores, scurf' .

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  • rashness — index audacity, haste, inconsideration, indiscretion, inexpedience, neglect, temerity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

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  • rashness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Hastiness Nouns 1. rashness, temerity, incautiousness, imprudence, indiscretion, recklessness, folly; overconfidence, audacity, courage, sporting blood; precipitancy, precipitation, impetuosity,… …   English dictionary for students

  • rashness — noun see rash II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rashness — See rashly. * * * …   Universalium

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  • rashness — Synonyms and related words: abruptness, alacrity, expeditiousness, feverishness, furiousness, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, impatience, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulsiveness, overhastiness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rashness — rash·ness || ræʃnɪs n. recklessness, impetuousness, hastiness …   English contemporary dictionary

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