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adjective

  • Displaying or proceeding from a lack of careful consideration of the possible consequences of an action.

    ‘it would be extremely rash to make such an assumption’
    • ‘a rash decision’
    • ‘Have we really thought through the consequences of rash action now?’
    • ‘The reformist troops weren't rash or impetuous enough to do something so drastic without direct orders.’
    • ‘So in reality her quick thinking and rash acting had caused Jeff to faint.’
    • ‘He said Deputy Fleming ‘should learn his history and not be making rash statements’.’
    • ‘Apart from Rooney's rash moment, which even then was silly rather than truly incendiary, the players emerged with credit.’
    • ‘Could I really destroy the chances for the whole group in one rash decision?’
    • ‘Now is not the time to make any rash decisions, " she said.’
    • ‘Most call-centre vehicles do have phone numbers displayed, to complain about rash driving.’
    • ‘Got away with just a yellow card for one rash tackle that underlined his commitment.’
    • ‘He had obvious talent, but had a habit of making a couple of rash tackles.’
    • ‘But it was a rash challenge from Simon Francis to give away the penalty.’
    • ‘Luis Garcia goes close after getting away with a rash challenge on the goalkeeper.’
    • ‘John Terry booked after a rash challenge which nearly lost Holdsworth his head.’
    • ‘Her future takes a dramatic turn when she follows an uncharacteristically rash instinct and travels to the slums of Bombay.’
    • ‘There certainly has been no idle chatter preceding this 2000 decider, no rash predictions.’
    • ‘One has to trust, for all our sakes, this isn't a rash prediction.’
    • ‘Everyone discusses their hotels and makes rash predictions for the best pavilions.’
    • ‘A rash action or a hasty decision at this time could have calamitous results.’
    • ‘But what must be deterred is none other than America's rash action.’
    • ‘I usually restrain myself from making such a rash move, but it's not easy.’
    reckless, impetuous, impulsive, hasty, overhasty, foolhardy, incautious, precipitate, precipitous, premature, careless, heedless, thoughtless, imprudent, foolish, headstrong, adventurous, over-adventurous, hot-headed, daredevil, devil-may-care, overbold, audacious, indiscreet
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Pronunciation

rash

/raSH/ /ræʃ/

Origin

Late Middle English (also in Scots and northern English in the sense ‘nimble, eager’): of Germanic origin; related to German rasch.

Main definitions of rash in English

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noun

  • 1An area of redness and spots on a person's skin, appearing especially as a result of allergy or illness.

    ‘a red itchy rash appeared on her legs’
    • ‘next day he broke out in a rash’
    spots, skin eruption, breakout
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  • 2A series of things of the same type, especially when unwelcome, happening within a short space of time.

    • ‘a rash of strikes by health workers’
    series, succession
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Pronunciation

rash

/raSH/ /ræʃ/

Origin

Early 18th century probably related to Old French rasche ‘eruptive sores, scurf’; compare with Italian raschia ‘itch’.