Definitions of rash

  1. any red eruption of the skin
  2. marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences; " foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; " became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"- Macaulay; " a reckless driver"; " a rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center"
  3. imprudently incurring risk; " do something rash that he will forever repent"- George Meredith
  4. To pull off or pluck violently.
  5. To slash; to hack; to cut; to slice.
  6. A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or no elevation.
  7. An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.
  8. Sudden in action; quick; hasty.
  9. Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent.
  10. Esp., overhasty in counsel or action; precipitate; resolving or entering on a project or measure without due deliberation and caution; opposed to prudent; said of persons; as, a rash statesman or commander.
  11. Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little reflection; as, rash words; rash measures.
  12. So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.
  13. To prepare with haste.
  14. A slight breaking out on the skin showing redness.
  15. Hasty; reckless; acting without caution or thought.
  16. Rashly.
  17. Rashness.
  18. ( comp. RASHER, superl. RASHEST), Hasty: sudden: headstrong, incautious.
  19. A slight eruption on the body.
  20. A slight eruption on the skin.
  21. Hasty; overbold.
  22. Reckless; precipitate.
  23. A skin - eruption.
  24. Hasty in counsel or action; precipitate; headstrong; uttered or undertaken with too much haste.
  25. An eruption on the skin. See Rase.
  26. To slice; to cut into pieces; to divide.
  27. Acting hastily and incautiously; uttered in haste and with too little reflection; indiscreet; headstrong.
  28. A rushing or sudden breaking out of an eruption on the skin; corn in the straw so dry as to easily fall out in the handling.

Usage examples for rash

  1. Gerald had not found it possible to keep his rash vow; there had come a day when he had had to go back to America- indeed, he has been home three times. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  2. " It was the fear of losing you," he muttered, " which made me so rash." – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. " He is capable, in his present mood, of doing anything rash," murmured the baroness, with an expression of terror in her eyes. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  4. Yet they are accustomed to obey thee, to leap at thy command, and so Asad himself were rash to put it to the test. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  5. My dear husband, said the wife; do not be too rash! – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  6. Charley, rash and impetuous, rose to accompany her. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  7. Think for a moment; don't do anything rash! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  8. " Well, let's not be too rash," Darrin urged. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  9. There is not a rash, trivial, or dull line in the whole book.... – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  10. But when he started to cut off his own head, there came a voice from heaven: My son, do nothing rash. – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  11. The result of his wildly rash act of going abroad so ill provided he has himself described. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  12. " The request," he said, " is a little vague, and perhaps, I am a trifle rash, but I almost think I can promise that what you ask shall be done." – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
  13. I begged her to do nothing rash, in a moment of generous impulse; but she exclaimed, " It is others who seem to have the generous impulses! – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson