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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rashness

    Rashness applies to the actual rushing into danger without counting the cost; temerity denotes the needless exposure of oneself to peril which is or might be clearly seen to be such. Rashness is used chiefly of bodily acts, temerity often of mental or social matters; there may be a noble rashness, but temerity is always used in a bad sense. We say it is amazing that one should have had the temerity to make a statement which could be readily proved a falsehood, or to make an unworthy proposal to one sure to resent it; in such use temerity is often closely allied to hardihood, audacity, or presumption. Venturesomeness dallies on the edge of danger and experiments with it; foolhardiness rushes in for want of sense, heedlessness for want of attention, rashness for want of reflection, recklessness from disregard of consequences. Audacity, in the sense here considered, denotes a dashing and somewhat reckless courage, in defiance of conventionalities, or of other men's opinions, or of what would be deemed probable consequences; as, the audacity of a successful financier. Compare EFFRONTERY.

    audacity, foolhardiness, hardihood, hastiness, heedlessness, over-confidence, precipitancy, precipitation, presumption, recklessness, temerity, venturesomeness

    care, caution, circumspection, cowardice, hesitation, timidity, wariness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rashness

    hastiness, precipitancy, recklessness, venturesomeness, temerity, precipitation, indiscretion

    slowness, carefulness, cautiousness, discretion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heedlessness, mindlessness, rashnessnoun

    the trait of acting rashly and without prudence

    inattentiveness, unmindfulness, foolhardiness, inanity, senselessness, pointlessness, recklessness, vacuity, inadvertence, inadvertency, mindlessness, heedlessness

  2. recklessness, foolhardiness, rashnessnoun

    the trait of giving little thought to danger

    recklessness, heedlessness, mindlessness, foolhardiness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rashnessnoun

    recklessness (in action), precipitancy, precipitation, hastiness, venturesomeness, TEMERITY, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, inconsiderateness, foolhardiness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rashnessnoun

    temerity, precipitancy, indiscretion, incaution, recklessness

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  1. List of paraphrases for "rashness":

    rush, haste

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  1. Plutarch:

    Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

  2. Jimmy Carter:

    A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.

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