brash


1brash

adjective \ˈbrash\

: confident and aggressive in usually a rude or unpleasant way

: very strong or harsh

Full Definition of BRASH

1
:  brittle <brash wood>
2
a :  heedless of the consequences :  audacious <a brash adventurer>
b :  done in haste without regard for consequences :  rash <brash acts>
3
a :  full of fresh raw vitality <a brash frontier town>
b :  uninhibitedly energetic or demonstrative :  bumptious <a brash comedian>
4
a :  lacking restraint and discernment :  tactless <brash remarks>
b :  aggressively self-assertive :  impudent <brash to the point of arrogance>
5
:  piercingly sharp :  harsh <a brash squeal of brakes>
6
:  marked by vivid contrast :  bold <brash colors>
brash·ly adverb
brash·ness noun

Examples of BRASH

  1. She asks such brash questions.
  2. <a brash request to get something for free>

Origin of BRASH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1566

2brash

noun

Definition of BRASH

:  a mass of fragments (as of ice)

Origin of BRASH

obsolete English brash to breach a wall
First Known Use: 1787

brash

noun \ˈbrash\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BRASH

1
: an attack of illness; especially : a short severe illness

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