brash

adjective
\ ˈbrash How to pronounce brash (audio) \

Definition of brash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : brittle brash wood
2a : heedless of the consequences : audacious a brash adventurer
b : done in haste without regard for consequences : rash brash acts
3a : full of fresh raw vitality a brash frontier town
b : uninhibitedly energetic or demonstrative (see demonstrative entry 1 sense 3) : bumptious a brash comedian
4a : 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

noun

Definition of brash (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mass of fragments (as of ice)

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Other Words from brash

Adjective

brashly adverb
brashness noun

Examples of brash in a Sentence

Adjective

She asks such brash questions. a brash request to get something for free

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Sam is brash, rude, crass, and the show is unapologetically physical. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Pamela Adlon's Better Things Is Back and Better Than Ever," 27 Feb. 2019 The trailer for the film is very brash, showing Elizabeth and Ted's relationship blossom on the backdrop of his brutal kidnappings and murders. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything to Know About Zac Efron's New Ted Bundy Movie "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile"," 29 Jan. 2019 But while Trippie leans hard into his screamo and metal influences, which dovetail nicely with the brash elements of Soundcloud rap, Skies’s vocals are sweet, clean, and frictionless. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Pennsylvania rapper Lil Skies makes Soundcloud rap for people who don’t like Soundcloud rap," 16 Mar. 2018 The guardedness that once existed in men’s styling is dissipating; for Fall, see the brash futurism of Yoon Ahn’s Ambush, even the psychedelic ski theme at Dsquared2, and of course, Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton. Vogue, "Vogue Runway’s Critics Weigh In on the Fall 2019 Menswear Collections—And the Seismic Shifts Changing the Business," 22 Jan. 2019 In their upcoming book, charmingly brash co-hosts Hardstark and Kilgariff reflect on their struggles with depression, eating disorders and addiction. Angela Haupt, The Seattle Times, "The 10 books to read in 2019 based on what you loved in 2018," 7 Jan. 2019 The poison-tongued potty mouth crashed Stephen Colbert’s monologue Tuesday night and directed his brash brand of comedy at Colbert, late-night and, of course, President Trump. Libby Hill, latimes.com, "Deadpool crashes Colbert and unleashes some top-notch, lowbrow Trump humor," 16 May 2018 Trump’s sometimes brash rhetoric and his love for picking a fight via Twitter, while a point of contention at times even among his own staff, also appears to have had an effect at bringing North Korea to the negotiating table. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "Trump's sanctions and hardline rhetoric brought North Korea to negotiating table, experts say," 8 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile, conventional wisdom says the Padres would be brash not to move a reliever when his value has reached an unforeseen peak. Dennis Lin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Andy Green on Brad Hand: 'I hope he's in a Padres uniform'," 17 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Dan remembers the brash, colorful mural the architect swabbed across two walls of the Nivola family living room. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Dreamed of a Modern Home in a Pastoral Setting," 11 Dec. 2018 In 2005, Donald Trump kicked off a decade-long buying and spending spree, vastly expanding his hotel and golf-course empire and cementing his image as a brash impresario. Jonathan O’connell, The Seattle Times, "Donald Trump’s decade-long buying spree defied norms and tapped an unusual source," 8 Oct. 2018 Maybe there was a time when humor could be found in such a brash, violent statement of intent, but not at 4:02 p.m. on a steamy hot afternoon in 2018. Jeff Bogle, Good Housekeeping, "My Daughter's Note from a Friend at School Joked, "I'm Going to Kill You."," 20 Sep. 2018 The German chancellor is as careful with her policies and public statements as the U.S. leader is brash and unpredictable. Washington Post, "Friend or foe at NATO? Who knows when Trump comes to dinner," 10 July 2018 The German chancellor is as careful with her policies and public statements as the U.S. leader is brash and unpredictable. Raf Casert, Fox News, "Friend or foe at NATO? Who knows when Trump comes to dinner," 10 July 2018 The move to host Bill Clinton is particularly brash given that the publishing world — and virtually every genre within it — is in the midst of its own #MeToo movement. refinery29.com, "After His Comments On #MeToo, 2018 Should Be The Year We Cancel Bill Clinton," 5 June 2018 Carolina Herrera’s brash, graphic black-and-white striped crisscross jersey knit maxi dress in a flattering curve has cap sleeves, an off-shoulder design and a trumpet flared skirt. Janet Kinosian, latimes.com, "What's black and white and stylish all over? These items that will add pop to your wardrobe," 7 Mar. 2018 When Balenciaga introduced the Triple S last year, the shoe blurred the boundaries between brash streetwear and staid high-fashion houses. Kevin Lozano, GQ, "We're Living in the Golden Age of Knockoff Sneakers," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of brash

Adjective

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brash

Adjective

origin unknown

Noun

obsolete English brash to breach a wall

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brash

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of brash

: confident and aggressive in usually a rude or unpleasant way
: very strong or harsh

brash

noun
\ ˈbrash How to pronounce brash (audio) \

Medical Definition of brash

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

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