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brash Explained

brash at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


brash at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1824, of obscure origin, originally Amer.Eng.; perhaps akin to Scottish brash "attack, assault" (1533), or Fr. breche "fragments," especially of ice, from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. brehha "breach," from brehhan "to break"), or to Ger. brechen "to vomit." ///

brash at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Perhaps from RASH1]//
1 behaving too confidently and speaking too loudly - used to show disapproval: --Brash noisy journalists were crowding around the ambassador.//
2 a brash building, place, or object attracts attention by being very colourful, large, exciting etc: --The painting was bold, brash, and modern.// -- brashly adv // -- brashness n [U] //

brash at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "brash":
abrupt, aggressive, arrogant, audacious, bearish, beastly, biggety,
bluff, blunt, bold, brassy, brazen, brazenfaced, brusque,
bumptious, cavalier, challenging, cheeky, churlish, chutzpadik,
cocksure, cocky, contemptuous, crusty, curt, daring, defiant,
defying, derisive, disdainful, disregardful, disrespectful,
ebullient, effervescent, facy, flip, flippant, forward, fresh,
gally, gratuitous, greatly daring, gruff, harsh, hasty, headlong,
high-spirited, hubristic, ill-advised, impertinent, impetuous,
impolitic, improvident, imprudent, impudent, impulsive, incautious,
inconsiderate, indiscreet, injudicious, insolent, madcap,
maladroit, malapert, nervy, overbold, overcareless, overconfident,
oversure, overweening, pert, precipitate, presuming, presumptuous,
pushful, pushing, rash, reckless, regardless of consequences,
rough, rude, sassy, saucy, self-asserting, self-assertive, severe,
sharp, short, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, snippy, surly,
tactless, temerarious, thoughtless, truculent, uncalled-for,
unchary, undiplomatic, untactful, unwary, uppish, uppity,
vivacious, wise-ass

brash at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (disapproving)
1 confident in an aggressive way:
Beneath his brash exterior, he's still a little boy inside.
2 (BrE) (of things and places) too bright or too noisy in a way that is not attractive:
It was real gold but it still looked brash and cheap.
brashly adverb
brashness noun [U]

Brash at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Brash \Brash\, n. [See {Brash} brittle.]
1. A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.

2. Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges.
[Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

3. (Geol.) Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying
alluvial deposits. --Lyell.

4. Broken fragments of ice. --Kane.

{Water brash} (Med.), an affection characterized by a
spasmodic pain or hot sensation in the stomach with a
rising of watery liquid into the mouth; pyrosis.

{Weaning brash} (Med.), a severe form of diarrhea which
sometimes attacks children just weaned.

Brash \Brash\, a. [Cf. Gael. bras or G. barsch harsh, sharp,
tart, impetuous, D. barsch, Sw. & Dan. barsk.]
Hasty in temper; impetuous. --Grose.

Brash \Brash\, a. [Cf. Amer. bresk, brusk, fragile, brittle.]
Brittle, as wood or vegetables. [Colloq., U. S.] --Bartlett.

brash at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old
rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to
say" [syn: {cheeky}, {nervy}]
2: presumptuously daring; "a daredevil test pilot having the
right stuff" [syn: {daredevil}, {temerarious}]

brash at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » æʃ


Inter: en-adj » brash|er|more
  • impetuous or rash
    1. insensitive or tactless
    2. impudent or shameless


      Inter: trans-top » impetuous or rash

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|стремителен
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|irréfléchi
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|ungestüm

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стремительный
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|irreflexivo, Inter: t+ » es|precipitado

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » insensitive or tactless
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|необмислен, Inter: t+ » bg|нетактичен
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|agressif
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|taktlos
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|nietaktowny

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нечувствительный, Inter: t+ » ru|бестактный
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|bezcitný, Inter: t- » sk|netaktný
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|tosco
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|utanmadan

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » impudent or shameless
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|нахален, Inter: t+ » bg|безсрамен
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|culotté Inter: qualifier » familiar, Inter: t+ » fr|gonflé Inter: qualifier » familiar
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|ungezogen, Inter: t+ » de|dreist

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нахальный, Inter: t+ » ru|бесстыдный
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|terbiyesiz

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-noun » -
  • Leaf litter of small leaves and little twigs as found under a hedge.

  • Scots


    Inter: sco-noun » es
  • illness, fit

    Derived terms

    * water brash

  • Translation: et » brash
    Translation: fr » brash
    Translation: ko » brash
    Translation: io » brash
    Translation: kn » brash
    Translation: hu » brash
    Translation: pl » brash
    Translation: fi » brash
    Translation: ta » brash
    Translation: te » brash
    Translation: vi » brash
    Translation: zh » brash