adjective, rash·er, rash·est.
Origin of rash1
Examples from the Web for rashly
They speculated why a man of such promise and talent would end his life so rashly.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide|Cory MacLauchlin|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Second, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to cash the check Obama rashly wrote.
Rashly,And prais'd be rashness for it—let us know,Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well,When our deep plots do fail.
And should such a life be rashly ventured on in a pang of lust?A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
(fumbling for a half-sovereign, but on failing to find it, rashly flourishing his seal ring in their faces).Lancashire Humour|Thomas Newbigging
"After your kindness, we would do anything in our power," Charley promised, gratefully but rashly.The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters|Wilmer M. Ely
Perhaps I had too rashly over-leaped conventionalities; and he, like St. John, saw impropriety in my inconsiderateness.Jane Eyre|Charlotte Bronte
Word Origin for rash
Word Origin for rash
late 14c., "nimble, quick, vigorous" (early 14c. as a surname), a Scottish and northern word, perhaps from Old English -ræsc (cf. ligræsc "flash of lightning") or one of its Germanic cognates, from Proto-Germanic *raskuz (cf. Middle Low German rasch, Middle Dutch rasc "quick, swift," German rasch "quick, fast"). Related to Old English horsc "quick-witted." Sense of "reckless, impetuous, heedless of consequences" is attested from c.1500. Related: Rashly; rashness.
"eruption of small red spots on skin," 1709, perhaps from French rache "a sore" (Old French rasche "rash, scurf"), from Vulgar Latin *rasicare "to scrape" (also source of Old Provençal rascar, Spanish rascar "to scrape, scratch," Italian raschina "itch"), from Latin rasus "scraped," past participle of radere "to scrape" (see raze). The connecting notion would be of itching. Figurative sense of "any sudden outbreak or proliferation" first recorded 1820.