rash1 «rash», adjective, adverb.
1. too hasty and careless; reckless; taking too much risk: »

It is rash to cross the street without looking both ways.

SYNONYM(S): impetuous.
2. characterized by undue haste: »

a rash promise, a rash remark.

3. Obsolete. quick and strong in action: »

rash gunpowder (Shakespeare).

Obsolete. in a rash manner; rashly: »

Why do you speak so startlingly and rash? (Shakespeare).

[Middle English rasch quick, probably < Middle Dutch, or Middle Low German, fast, quick, nimble]
rash´ly, adverb.
rash´ness, noun.
Synonym Study adjective. 1, 2 Rash, reckless mean acting or speaking without due care or thought. Rash emphasizes being in too great a rush, speaking hastily or plunging into action without stopping to think: »

Only a rash person would have rushed into the burning house to save some clothes.

Reckless emphasizes being without caution, acting carelessly without paying attention to possible consequences of what one does or says: »

The dog was killed by a reckless driver.

rash2 «rash», noun.
1. the act or fact of breaking out with many small red spots on the skin. Scarlet fever causes a rash.
2. Informal, Figurative. an outbreak: »

a rash of investigations, a rash of letters. A few years ago the popular press broke out with a…rash of editorials scolding American novelists for the way they were portraying their native country (Harper's).

[< Old French rasche, and rasque scurf, scurvy; see etym. at rascal (Cf.rascal)]
rash3 «rash», noun.
Scottish. rush (the plant).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • rash — rash …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Rash — Rash, a. [Compar. {Rasher} ( [ e]r); superl. {Rashest}.] [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. rask quick, brisk, rash, Icel. r[ o]skr vigorous, brave, akin to D. & G. rasch quick, of uncertain origin.] 1. Sudden in action; quick; hasty.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rash — [ raʃ ] n. m. • 1800; mot angl., p. ê. du moy. fr. ra(s)che « teigne » ♦ Méd. Éruption cutanée transitoire, lors de maladies fébriles (ordinairement non éruptives). ⇒ érythème. Des rashs ou des rashes. ● rash, rashs ou rashes nom masculin ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rash — Rash, n. [OF. rasche an eruption, scurf, F. rache; fr. (assumed) LL. rasicare to scratch, fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, scratch, shave. See {Rase}, and cf. {Rascal}.] (Med.) A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rash — rash1 [rash] adj. [ME rasch, prob. < OE * ræsc, akin to ON röskr, Ger rasch] 1. too hasty or incautious in acting or speaking; reckless 2. characterized by too great haste or recklessness [a rash act] 3. Obs. bringing quick results rashly adv …   English World dictionary

  • rash — dermat. Erupción en la piel propia de muchas reacciones alérgicas y enfermedades eruptivas como las que se producen en el sarampión y la escarlatina. Medical Dictionary. 2011. rash …   Diccionario médico

  • RASH — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La palabra rash puede referirse a: Una alteración de la piel. El acrónimo de la organización anarquista y comunista Red Anarchist Skin Heads. Obtenido de RASH Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rash —   [ræʃ, englisch] der, s/ s, Vor|exanthem, flüchtige Hautrötung an den Innenseiten beider Oberschenkel vor Ausbruch einer Infektionskrankheit (z. B. bei Windpocken, bei Masern oder bei Scharlach). * * * Rash [ræʃ], der; [es], s [engl. rash <… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • rash — Ⅰ. rash [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ acting or done impetuously, without careful consideration. DERIVATIVES rashly adverb rashness noun. ORIGIN Germanic. Ⅱ. rash [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • rash|er — «RASH uhr», noun. a thin slice of bacon or ham for frying or broiling. ╂[origin uncertain; perhaps < obsolete rash to cut, slash] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rash — Rash, n. [Cf. F. ras short nap cloth, It. & Sp. raso satin (cf. {Rase}); or cf. It. rascia serge, G. rasch, probably fr. Arras in France (cf. {Arras}).] An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted. [Obs.] Donne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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