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brash

adjective \ ˈbrash \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

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 (see 1demonstrative 3) : 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

brashly

adverb

brashness

noun

Examples of brash in a Sentence

  1. She asks such brash questions.

  2. a brash request to get something for free

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Origin and Etymology of brash

origin unknown


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brash

noun

Definition of brash

: a mass of fragments (as of ice)

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Origin and Etymology of brash

obsolete English brash to breach a wall


BRASH Defined for English Language Learners

brash

adjective

Definition of brash for English Language Learners

  • : confident and aggressive in usually a rude or unpleasant way

  • : very strong or harsh


Medical Dictionary

brash

noun \ ˈbrash \

medical Definition of brash

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


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