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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RASH'NESS, n.
1. To much haste in resolving or in undertaking a measure; precipitation; inconsiderate readiness or promptness to decide or act, implying disregard of consequences or contempt of danger; applied to persons. The failure of enterprises is often owing to rashness.
We offend by rashness, which is an affirming or denying before we have sufficiently informed ourselves.
2. The quality of being uttered or done without due deliberation; as the rashness of words or of undertakings.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the trait of acting rashly and without prudence [syn: heedlessness, mindlessness, rashness]
2: the trait of giving little thought to danger [syn: recklessness, foolhardiness, rashness]

Merriam Webster's

noun see rash II

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rashness Rash"ness, n. The quality of state of being rash. We offend . . . by rashness, which is an affirming or denying, before we have sufficiently informed ourselves. --South. Syn: Temerity; foolhardiness; precipitancy; precipitation; hastiness; indiscretion; heedlessness; inconsideration; carelessness. See Temerity.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see rash

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Recklessness (in action), precipitancy, precipitation, hastiness, venturesomeness, temerity, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, indiscretion, carelessness, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, foolhardiness.

Moby Thesaurus

abruptness, alacrity, expeditiousness, feverishness, furiousness, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, impatience, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulsiveness, overhastiness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitation, precipitousness, promptness, quickness, recklessness, speed, suddenness, swiftness



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