brashness brashness  /b ˈræʃ nəs/


  1. (n) tasteless showiness
  2. (n) the trait of being rash and hasty


  1. The telegenic O'Malley is known for his brashness, a trait honed by years of fronting a Celtic rock band and being the eldest son among six siblings.
  2. His hook, for the age of economic anxiety: whereas O'Reilly embodies anger and Hannity brashness, Beck embraces fear.
  3. Rozsa rose to the status of Major and gained a reputation for brashness before scandal hit in December of 1991.



  1. In this week's piece, the frustrated Brooks, despairing of Palin's simplistic worldview, wrote: "She has not been engaged in national issues:and, like President Bush, she seems to compensate for her lack of experience with brashness and excessive...
    on Sep 21, 2008 By: David Brooks Source: Castro Valley Forum

  2. If the French president gets results in the Middle East, said Charles Grant, an expert on European issues at the Center for European Reform, "people will forget this brashness, this crassness, this rudeness."
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Charles Grant Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

  3. "He got to know those players very well," Border said in The Courier-Mail. "He has always enjoyed playing and being in the subcontinent and the differences between their nations and ours. We have a brashness about the way we play our cricket...
    on Aug 10, 2006 By: Allan Border Source:

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