• Louis Xi. And Charles the Rash at Peronne——209
    Louis Xi. And Charles the Rash at Peronne——209
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rashness the trait of giving little thought to danger
    • n rashness the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
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The Corpse of Charles the Rash Discovered——236 The Corpse of Charles the Rash Discovered——236
Rash Act of Caius Gracchus Rash Act of Caius Gracchus
Mithridates, his rash act Mithridates, his rash act

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper
    • n Rashness The quality or state of being rash. "We offend . . . by rashness , which is an affirming or denying, before we have sufficiently informed ourselves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: After 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash
    • n rashness The character of being rash; inconsiderate or presumptuous haste; headstrong precipitation in decision or action; temerity; unwarranted boldness.
    • n rashness A rash act; a reckless or foolhardy deed.
    • n rashness Synonyms Rashness, Temerity. Rashness has the vigor of the Anglo-Saxon, temerity the selectness and dignity of the Latin. Temerity implies personal danger, physical or other: as, the temerity of undertaking to contradict Samuel Johnson; temerity in going upon thin ice. Rashness is broader in this respect. Roshness goes by the feelings without the judgment; temerity rather disregards the judgment. Temerity refers rather to the disposition, rashness to the conduct. See adventurous.
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  • George Orwell
    “One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.”
  • Plutarch
    “Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.”
  • J. Swartz
    J. Swartz
    “Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    “Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.”


In literature:

My sister Kate is not one to make rash confidences, and you may rely on it she has not told her.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
Go, and endure the punishment of thy rashness.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
And thus did my brother's rashness lay me under an obligation where I would least have owed it.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
It was with me the full-blooded season of youth, conscious strength, rashness, passion, pursuit, the adventure!
"The Room in the Dragon Volant" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
Am I accursed for rash and impious words?
"The Elegies of Tibullus" by Tibullus
He cared not how rash and wild some of them were.
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The bulkheads and partitions were badly broken out with a rash of pictures from illustrated papers, mostly offensive.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
We, or such as I at least, love to keep ourselves in countenance for a rash judgment, even when we know it to be rash.
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
I have been rash, I have been imprudent.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
As to this last rashness; now, that it is too late, I plainly see how I ought to have conducted myself.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
His curiosity was excited and he wondered whether he had been rash.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
Some succeeded in reaching the summit, and the very rashness of their attack struck terror for a moment into their enemies.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
He gave Valens a friendly welcome and strongly advised him not to venture rashly into Narbonnese Gaul.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
There was no use of reasoning with this rash youth.
"The Days of Mohammed" by Anna May Wilson
I was driven to the supreme rashness of committing my suit to paper, and what do you think you wrote back?
"A Houseful of Girls" by Sarah Tytler
But the sedition law had a more serious enemy than rash subordinates.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
You would not listen to reason, and I determined to protect you during your rash adventure so far as might lie in my power.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
She knew her lover was of a hot rash disposition.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
His friends pointed out the rashness of the project and urged him to abandon it.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
His rash excess of the last week had ended by confining him to his bed again.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives

In poetry:

"Behold the work of rash despair!"
In fluttering, feeble words she said:
"Had I been patient still, Montrose,
This day had blessings on me shed.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
But when she bent her head till its red bud
Lay crush'd against my cheek,
My spirit reel'd in fire throughout my blood,
And rashly I would speak.
"In Tempe" by Alexander Anderson
Watch o'er my lips, and guard them, Lord,
From every rash and heedless word;
Nor let my feet incline to tread
The guilty path where sinners lead.
"Psalm 141" by Isaac Watts
You say the rash, the young, the bold,
Are mine, and mine they are, 'tis true;
But, sister, art thou sure the old
And grave are not my subjects too?
"Hope And Memory" by Joanna Baillie
Mark: Hold hard there, Maurice, my son,
Let her rest, since her spell is broken;
We can neither recall deeds rashly done,
Nor retract words hastily spoken.
"The Old Leaven" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Keep the Corinthians ever in thy mind,
Who erst with several diseases pin'd,
Because they unprepar'd and rashly went,
Without due thought, unto the sacrament.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard

In news:

There was a rash of flat tires around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway.
In the past two years, the Bay Area has seen a rash of garage bands that feature jazz musicians.
Rash had pictured the Republicans as selfish and greedy.
Fighting off rash with medicated powder.
Recent headlines have inspired a rash of parody Twitter accounts, ranging from witty to cruel.
Citizens of Monrovia are still stunned after a rash of gang-related shootings shattered the tranquil community in the past several weeks which have left three dead and one paralyzed.
The latest victim in a rash of trans murders in Brazil was only 20 years old.
The consequence is a rash of health problems.
A season that featured a humiliating 6-0 loss at home to North Carolina early in the campaign and a rash of injuries didn't turn out too badly.
A rash of thefts of commercial air conditioning units is keeping Redding contractors busy.
Corbin Police warn of rash of burglaries and car break-ins.
Rash of crimes sparks Queens peace rally.
Crooked Arrows Directed by Steve Rash Sports Studio Opens June 1, Regal E-Walk Stadium 13.
Steve Rash's inspirational sports tale may well be the first film about lacrosse — even though the game has been played on North American soil longer than any other.
Rochester police are investigating a rash of storm drain cover thefts.

In science:

Although all cosmic ray physicists yearn for an explanation of cosmic ray origins, it would be rash to assume that TeV astronomy has yet provided the smoking gun to solve this mystery.
TeV Gamma-ray Observations and the Origin of Cosmic Rays: I
We will start by just leaving the homogeneous terms out entirely, but justify our rashness explicitly as we go along.
Kaplan-Narayanan-Neuberger lattice fermions pass a perturbative test
However, when the aim is to make a precision measurement of the W mass (to better than one per mil le), one cannot rashly neglect their possible contribution.
QCD Event Generators