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Definition of "rashness" [rash•ness]

  • The quality of state of being rash; inconsiderate or presumptuous haste; headstrong precipitation in decision or action; temerity; unwarranted boldness. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "rashness" in a sentence
  • "Afforded no opportunity on that journey to kill Claudius, he discovers the unexpected, an occasion to make use of what he calls rashness:"
  • "My impatience was so great that, in spite of Gabriel's displeasure at what he called my rashness, I would not stay in London on the way, but we travelled straight down, reaching Fletcher's Hall at midnight."
  • "Your father was friendly to me and tried to persuade me against what he called rashness; but I always fancied he might have helped my mother, backed her up more, and I did not heed him."