Rash meaning

răsh
The definition of rash is something done or said too fast.

An example of rash used as an adjective is a rash decision, a decision made without any consideration of the consequences.

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Rash is defined as a sudden outbreak of something.

An example of rash is an allergic reaction to poison oak.

An example of rash is a large number of complaints received from neighbors very quickly after a loud party started.

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Too hasty or incautious in acting or speaking; reckless.
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Resulting from or acting with ill-considered haste or boldness.
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A visible lesion or group of lesions on the skin, caused by any of numerous factors including infectious agents, drugs, and allergies.
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An outbreak of many instances within a brief period.

A rash of burglaries.

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Characterized by too great haste or recklessness.

A rash act.

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Bringing quick results.
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An eruption of spots on the skin, usually temporary.
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A sudden appearance of a large or excessive number of instances.

A rash of complaints.

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A visible lesion or group of lesions on the skin, caused by any of numerous factors including infectious agents, drugs, and allergies.
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A surname​.
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Origin of rash

  • Possibly from obsolete French rache a sore from Old French rasche scurf from raschier to scrape, scratch from Vulgar Latin rāsicāre from Latin rāsus past participle of rādere rēd- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English rasch active, unrestrained perhaps from Old English -raesc (in līgræsc lightning) or from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German rasch fast
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition