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Inflections of 'brash' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
brasher
adj comparative
brashest
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
brash /bræʃ/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -er, -est. 
  1. impolite or rude;
    tactless: a brash young man.
  2. hastily or rashly undertaken:a brash decision.
  3. energetic or spirited, esp. in an irreverent way: a brash new musical.
brash•ly, adv. 
brash•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
brash  (brash),USA pronunciation adj.,  -er, -est, 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 musical.
  4. (used esp. of wood) brittle.

n. 
  1. a pile or stack of loose fragments or debris, as of rocks or hedge clippings.
  2. OceanographySee  brash ice. 
  3. Pathologyheartburn (def. 1).
  4. Scottish Terms
    • a sudden shower or burst of rain.
    • any sudden, minor sickness or indisposition, esp. of the digestive tract.
    • an assault;
      attack.
brashly, adv. 
brashness, n. 
  • 1400–50; (noun, nominal) late Middle English brass(c)he a slap, crash, perh. blend of, blended brok(e) (Old English broc breach, fragment, sickness; akin to break) and dasch smashing blow; see dash1; (adjective, adjectival) in sense "brittle,'' derivative of noun, nominal; in sense "hasty'' by confusion with rash1
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reckless, overhasty, imprudent, foolhardy, precipitate.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cautious, wary, prudent, careful.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
brash /bræʃ/ adj
  1. tastelessly or offensively loud, showy, or bold
  2. hasty; rash
  3. impudent
Etymology: 19th Century: perhaps influenced by rash1

ˈbrashly adv ˈbrashness n
brash /bræʃ/ n
  1. loose rubbish, such as broken rock, hedge clippings, etc; debris
Etymology: 18th Century: of unknown origin
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