Definition of Rashness

1. Noun. The trait of acting rashly and without prudence.

Exact synonyms: Heedlessness, Mindlessness
Generic synonyms: Imprudence
Specialized synonyms: Lightheadedness
Derivative terms: Heedless, Heedless, Mindless, Mindless, Rash



2. Noun. The trait of giving little thought to danger.
Exact synonyms: Foolhardiness, Recklessness
Generic synonyms: Thoughtlessness, Unthoughtfulness
Specialized synonyms: Adventurism, Brashness, Desperation
Derivative terms: Foolhardy, Rash, Reckless, Reckless

Definition of Rashness

1. n. The quality or state of being rash.

Definition of Rashness

1. Noun. The quality of state of being rash; inconsiderate or presumptuous haste; headstrong precipitation in decision or action; temerity; unwarranted boldness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rashness

1. the state of being rash [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rashness

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rashness (current term)
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Literary usage of Rashness

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1. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin, Robert Campbell, Sarah Austin (1869)
"Intention, negligence, heedlessness, or rashness, is of the essence of injury or ... Intention, negligence, heedless- ness, or rashness, will not place the ..."

2. Lectures on jurisprudence or the philosophy of positive law by John Austin (1885)
"As I shall shew hereafter, intention, negligence, heedlessness, intention, or rashness, is an essentially component part of injury or wrong; ..."

3. Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and by John Bell Hood (1880)
"General Sherman gives color to their charge of rashness as a commander, ... Touching this same accusation of rashness, put forth by my opponents, ..."

4. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"The charge of Charges of occasional rashness was brought against him by ... The charge of rashness brought against Harold during the last scene of his life ..."

5. Early Italian Poets: From Cuillo D'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200-1300 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1904)
"CANZONE He perceives his rashness in Love, but has no choice I HOLD him, verily, of mean emprise, Whose rashness tempts a strength too great to bear; ..."

6. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"In rashness, again, the party adverts to the mischief which his act may cause, ... and rashness, are all included under the common term " carelessness. ..."

7. Dante and His Circle: With the Italian Poets Preceding Him (1100-1200-1300 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dante Alighieri (1905)
"He perceives his rashness in Love, but has no choice. Whose rashness tempts a strength too great to bear; As I have done, alas ! who turned mine eyes Upon ..."

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