the quality or condition of being tactless, rash, or offensively bold:The justice has a streak of brashness, a cheerful warrior who loves sparring with colleagues in both concurrences and dissents.
the quality or condition of being energetic or highly spirited:The band isn't perfect, but it has a certain energy and brashness that gives it something above many others.This single-player game brings high speed and manic action, all with a brashness and sense of humor that similar games tend to lack.
(used especially of wood) the quality of being brittle:Old-growth sequoia is known for its brashness and weakness across the grain.
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How to use brashness in a sentence
Viewers point out how several episodes have revolved around the brash antics of “Queen” Victoria, whose proclamation of royalty and penchant for bullying has taken precious time away from getting to know the other contestants.‘Bachelor’ fans have been talking about diversity issues for years. Now they’re at their breaking point. | Anying Guo | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
That number, though, bothered 31-year-old Brenda Frese, Weller’s young, brash replacement.Brenda Frese, closing in on win No. 500, has made Maryland women’s basketball a juggernaut | Kareem Copeland | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
I’m a pretty mild-mannered guy, but I embrace my long-held disdain for this brash brassica.This cauliflower hater likes the vegetable one way only: Pickled | Jim Webster | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
There were brilliant end-to-end rushes in transition, dizzying corkscrew layups and brash declarations that he and Bradley Beal formed the NBA’s best backcourt.Wizards’ deal of John Wall for Russell Westbrook is the right move, but packed with risk | Ben Golliver | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Just have a famous actor — Alec Baldwin, let’s say — pop up on TV and repeat some of the things the president has said in a big, brash New York accent, then have him pout a little bit as the audience roars its approval.
The Eden theme is coupled with a celebration of modesty that seems to reflect a wider backlash against modern Indian brashness.
Her brashness, inventiveness, and inexhaustible energy carried her the rest of the way.
"That is a bargain," he said, with a brashness simply disgraceful in a good business man.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him | Paul Leicester Ford
His success perhaps is attributable to a single event that stemmed from youthful brashness and vigorous outspokenness.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia | C. Malcolm Watkins
Springing up, he caught her hand and made to kiss her in the brashness of impulse.The Last Shot | Frederick Palmer
She's a woman, fer all her brashness in her callin' herself a man.A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck
Curiosity had gotten him in, brashness and speed had taken him out.Planet of the Damned | Harry Harrison