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Definition of Rash


  1. To pull off or pluck violently.
  2. To slash; to hack; to cut; to slice.
  3. A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or no elevation.
  4. An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.
  5. Sudden in action; quick; hasty.
  6. Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent.
  7. Esp., overhasty in counsel or action; precipitate; resolving or entering on a project or measure without due deliberation and caution; opposed to prudent; said of persons; as, a rash statesman or commander.
  8. Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little reflection; as, rash words; rash measures.
  9. So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.
  10. To prepare with haste.

Rash Quotations

I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
Barack Obama

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
Rollo May

There are going to be peaks and valleys in everything - in your marriage, in your job, in your life. So just enjoy the peaks and ride out the valleys. Just try not to do anything too rash.
Ricky Schroder

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.
George Orwell
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Rash Translations

rash in German is Hautausschlag {m}, Ausschlag {m}, voreilig
rash in Italian is eczema, eczema
rash in Latin is temerarus
rash in Spanish is salpullido, erupcion, sarpullido
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