Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a rash manner; with precipitation; hastily; presumptuously; at a venture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a rash manner; with precipitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a rash manner; hastily; with precipitation; inconsiderately; presumptuously; at a venture.

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

  • adv. in a hasty and foolhardy manner

Etymologies

rash +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Patrick in rashly jumping to judgment were highly irresponsible given their high office.

    Release the Crowley/Gates tapes. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • In 1829 Spain rashly attempted a reconquest of Mexico.

    Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (1794–1876): master of chutzpah

  • “And if you are determined to act what my feeble judgment must still term rashly, why give yourself the pain of this untimely meeting?”

    Old Mortality

  • "And if you are determined to act what my feeble judgment must still term rashly, why give yourself the pain of this untimely meeting?"

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • “In Italy, judges of operas are so far from thinking the drama or poetical part of their operas nonsense, as the unskilled in Italian rashly conclude in England, that if the Libretto, as they call it, is not approved, the opera, notwithstanding the excellence of the music, will be condemned.

    Pamela

  • Some dissenters still baptize rashly, with scarcely any probation and less teaching, and some have drifted so far from gospel truth that they receive converts into their society without baptizing them at all.

    India and the Indians

  • Now, it is not becoming, that we should do any thing rashly, that is, till we have prayed to God for direction.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs

  • It is true it was a proceeding with which the existing legislature was not concerned, since it had been presented to one of its predecessors; it is also true that probably never, before or since, have men who have protested they have not drawn the sword rashly, but have come as humble suppliants to offer their cheeks to the smiters, been held to be public enemies.

    The Emancipation of Massachusetts

  • He would have now given much to recall his rashly spoken words.

    Then and Now;--Or,--Hope's First School

  • Into this place no person presumes to enter, unless upon necessity, and with great devotion, from a belief, for a long time prevalent, that such as rashly enter it are seized with great horror and consternation, which a short while since was confirmed by a remarkable incident.

    De vita Caesarum

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