Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being brash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being rash and hasty
  • n. tasteless showiness

Etymologies

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brash +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I have no idea what you're talking about, Angus ... but your brashness is always fun.

    McCain passes the ABR test

  • But whereas other hip-hop stars tend to wear labels as an exercise in brashness and bling, West exudes a sense of refined taste.

    Kanye West: Mister Perfection is stylishly reinventing the rules of rap

  • Their brashness is real enough, but they accept their packaging as the price of being published.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Pink Ghetto

  • The brashness is gone; there seems to be more patience, as long as it's not about his other love — horse racing.

    USATODAY.com - No disguising Steinbrenner's interests in winning

  • Rivera's brashness is less pronounced in real life than it is on TV, and it dissipates even further over time, especially when he's with his family.

    Being Geraldo

  • He is famously modest and well behaved, especially for an athlete from a country that has made a national virtue out of what is politely called "brashness" -- he claims, in fact, not even to keep track of how many world records he holds.

    Firing The Thorpedo

  • There's also a notable kitsch factor about the place -- the trashy menu, the lowbrow drink selection (Mad Dog and brands of beer you swore you'd never drink again), the neon band-logo signage and the retro tuneage -- that has prompted some detractors to grumble that the brashness is a little

    Westword | Complete Issue

  • A similar kind of brashness now appears to have undone Dr. Watson.

    DNA Pioneer Watson

  • This kind of brashness is reminiscent of CEO Jamie Dimon who said of his company JPMorgan Chase in 2009 that "they had the best year in their history."

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • While still criticizing the Obama administration, albeit with a weaker voice and without so much combativeness and brashness, Cheney seems to be more interested these days in claiming his place in history and in promoting his upcoming book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.

    Dorian de Wind: Dick Cheney's Last Word

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