rash
Pronunciation Adjective

rash (comparative rasher, superlative rashest)

  1. Acting too quickly without considering the risks and consequences; not careful; hasty.
    rash words spoken in the heat of debate
  2. So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.
  3. (obsolete) Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent.
    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene ii]:
      I scarce have leisure to salute you, / My matter is so rash.
  4. (obsolete) Fast-acting.
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      Strong as aconitum or rash gunpowder.
Synonyms Translations Noun

rash (plural rashes)

  1. (symptom) An area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin.
  2. A surge in problems; a spate, string or trend.
    There has been a rash of vandalism lately.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

rash (rashes, present participle rashing; past and past participle rashed)

  1. (obsolete) To prepare with haste.
Noun

rash (uncountable)

  1. An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.
Verb

rash (rashes, present participle rashing; past and past participle rashed)

  1. (obsolete) To pull off or pluck violently.
  2. (obsolete) To slash; to hack; to slice.
    • rashing of helms and riving plates asunder

Rash
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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