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1rash

adverb \ˈrash\

Definition of RASH

archaic
:  in a rash manner
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Origin of RASH

Middle English (northern dialect) rasch quickly; akin to Old High German rasc fast
First Known Use: 15th century

2rash

adjective

: done or made quickly and without thought about what will happen as a result

: doing something quickly and without thinking carefully about what will happen as a result

Full Definition of RASH

1
:  marked by or proceeding from undue haste or lack of deliberation or caution <a rash promise>
2
obsolete :  quickly effective
rash·ly adverb
rash·ness noun

Examples of RASH

  1. Their rash actions resulted in a serious accident that could have killed someone.
  2. Don't be rash about this decision. Take your time.
  3. It was rash of you to make that promise.

First Known Use of RASH

1509

Synonym Discussion of RASH

adventurous, venturesome, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy mean exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense. adventurous implies a willingness to accept risks but not necessarily imprudence <adventurous pioneers>. venturesome implies eagerness for perilous undertakings <venturesome stunt pilots>. daring implies fearlessness in courting danger <daring mountain climbers>. daredevil stresses ostentation in daring <daredevil motorcyclists>. rash suggests imprudence and lack of forethought <a rash decision>. reckless implies heedlessness of probable consequences <a reckless driver>. foolhardy suggests a lack of good sense <the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm>.

3rash

noun

: a group of red spots on the skin that is caused by an illness or a reaction to something

: a series of usually unpleasant things or events that happen in a short period of time

Full Definition of RASH

1
:  an eruption on the body
2
:  a large number of instances in a short period <a rash of complaints>

Examples of RASH

  1. The baby has a skin rash.
  2. The doctor said she developed the rash because of the medicine.
  3. I break out in a rash if I eat shellfish.
  4. Symptoms of the disease include rash and fever.
  5. There has been a rash of robberies in the city this summer.

Origin of RASH

obsolete French rache scurf, from Old French raiche, from Vulgar Latin *rasica, from *rasicare to scratch, from Latin rasus, past participle of radere
First Known Use: 1709
RASHNESS Defined for Kids

1rash

adjective \ˈrash\

Definition of RASH for Kids

:  done or made quickly and without thought of the likely result <a rash decision>
rash·ly adverb
rash·ness noun

2rash

noun

Definition of RASH for Kids

1
:  a breaking out of the skin with red spots (as from illness or an allergic reaction)
2
:  a series of bad things that happen in a short time <a rash of fires>
Medical Dictionary

rash

noun \ˈrash\

Medical Definition of RASH

:  an eruption on the body typically with little or no elevation above the surface

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