rash

1
[ rash ]
/ ræʃ /

adjective, rash·er, rash·est.

acting or tending to act too hastily or without due consideration.
characterized by or showing too great haste or lack of consideration: rash promises.

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Origin of rash

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1350–1400; Middle English; cognate with Dutch, German rasch quick, brisk, Old Norse rǫskr brave

OTHER WORDS FROM rash

rash·ly, adverbrash·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rashness (1 of 2)

rash1
/ (ræʃ) /

adjective

acting without due consideration or thought; impetuous
characterized by or resulting from excessive haste or impetuositya rash word

Derived forms of rash

rashly, adverbrashness, noun

Word Origin for rash

C14: from Old High German rasc hurried, clever; related to Old Norse roskr brave

British Dictionary definitions for rashness (2 of 2)

rash2
/ (ræʃ) /

noun

pathol any skin eruption
a series of unpleasant and unexpected occurrencesa rash of forest fires

Derived forms of rash

rashlike, adjective

Word Origin for rash

C18: from Old French rasche, from raschier to scratch, from Latin rādere to scrape
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Medical definitions for rashness

rash
[ răsh ]

n.

A skin eruption.
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