brash

  • 1 Brash — may refer to:* Brash Entertainment, a video game company * Thomas Brash Morison (1868 1945), Scottish politician and judgePeople with the surname Brash:* Alan Brash (1913 2002), leading minister of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand… …

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  • 2 brash — brash·er; brash·i·ness; brash·ly; brash·ness; brash; rag·a·brash; …

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  • 3 Brash — Brash, n. [See {Brash} brittle.] 1. A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness. [1913 Webster] 2. Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] 3. (Geol.) Broken and angular fragments of …

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  • 4 brash — n 1) an attack of illness esp a short severe illness 2) WATER BRASH * * * (brash) heartburn …

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  • 5 brash — [bræʃ] 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… …

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  • 6 brash — brash1 [brash] adj. [orig. Brit dial.; < ?] 1. brittle or fragile, as some wood 2. hasty and reckless; rash; impetuous 3. offensively bold; pushing, presumptuous, impudent, etc. n. 1. PYROSIS 2. Scot …

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  • 7 brash|y — «BRASH ee», adjective. broken; crumbly; fragmentary. –brash´i|ness, noun …

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  • 8 Brash — (br[a^]sh), a. [Cf. Gael. bras or G. barsch harsh, sharp, tart, impetuous, D. barsch, Sw. & Dan. barsk.] Hasty in temper; impetuous. Grose. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Brash — Brash, a. [Cf. Amer. bresk, brusk, fragile, brittle.] Brittle, as wood or vegetables. [Colloq., U. S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 brash — [ bræʃ ] adjective 1. ) behaving and talking in a loud and confident way that annoys other people: a brash young salesman 2. ) big, bright, or colorful in a way that is not attractive …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 brash — (adj.) 1824, of obscure origin, originally American English; perhaps akin to 16c. Scottish brash attack, assault, or Fr. breche fragments, especially of ice, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. brehha breach, from brehhan to break ), or to Ger.… …

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  • 12 brash — index brazen, caustic, impertinent (insolent), improvident, imprudent, obtrusive, presumptuous Bur …

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  • 13 brash — adj brazen, barefaced, impudent, *shameless Analogous words: bold, audacious (see BRAVE): rash, reckless (see ADVENTUROUS): impetuous, headlong, abrupt, *precipitate: intrusive, officious, *impertinent Antonyms: wary Contrasted words: * …

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  • 14 brash — [adj] impulsive, brazen audacious, bold, brazenfaced, cheeky*, cocksure, cocky*, effervescent, flip, foolhardy, forward, hasty, headlong, heedless, hotheaded, ill advised, impertinent, impetuous, impolitic, impudent, incautious, inconsiderate,… …

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  • 15 brash — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ self assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way. DERIVATIVES brashly adverb brashness noun. ORIGIN perhaps a form of RASH(Cf. ↑rashness) …

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  • 16 brash — I. adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1566 1. brittle < brash wood > 2. a. heedless of the consequences ; audacious < a brash adventurer > b. done in haste without regard for consequences …

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  • 17 brash´ly — brash1 «brash», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. showing lack of respect; impudent; saucy: »a very brash young man. Many are brash, but few are brave (Harper s). 2. hasty; rash: »a brash act. –n …

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  • 18 Brash — Don Brash Donald Thomas Brash (* 24. September 1940 in Wanganui, Neuseeland) war bis 2006 der Vorsitzende der New Zealand National Party und Oppositionsführer im neuseeländischen Abgeordnetenhaus. Nachfolger ist der Politiker John Key. Brash… …

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  • 19 Brash — This name derives from a northern English dialectual term brasche meaning rash or impetuous and was originally given as a nickname to a rather impetuous person. The surname from this source is first recorded in Scotland in the early half of the… …

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  • 20 brash — brashly, adv. brashness, n. /brash/, adj., brasher, brashest, n. adj. Also, brashy. 1. impertinent; impudent; tactless: a brash young man. 2. hasty; rash; impetuous. 3. energetic or highly spirited, esp. in an irreverent way; zesty: a brash new… …

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