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- n. The quality of state of being rash; inconsiderate or presumptuous haste; headstrong precipitation in decision or action; temerity; unwarranted boldness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being rash.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being rash; inconsiderate or presumptuous haste; headstrong precipitation in decision or action; temerity; unwarranted boldness.
- n. A rash act; a reckless or foolhardy deed.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of giving little thought to danger
- n. the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
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