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brash

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Definition bold or self-confident in a manner that seems disrespectful or tasteless
  • A brash newcomer wants to change the way the club operates.
brash = bold or self-confident in a manner that seems disrespectful
  • She's new, brash, and disruptive.
  • brash = bold or self-confident in a manner that seems disrespectful
  • I was rewarded for my brashness.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • brashness = offensive boldness
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Apparently Mayella's recital had given her confidence, but it was not her father's brash kind: there was something stealthy about hers, like a steady-eyed cat with a twitchy tail.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • brash = bold and disrespectful
  • My father was a volatile, extremely complicated person, possessed of a brash demeanor that masked deep insecurities.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • brash = bold or self-confident in a manner that seems disrespectful or tasteless
  • It was an institution for girls near my house, and the young ladies were faster, brasher, meaner and more prejudiced than any I had met at Lafayette County Training School.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • brasher = more offensively bold
  • A brash assistant brought the chaplain a stolen Zippo cigarette lighter as a gift and informed him condescendingly that Wintergreen was too deeply involved with wartime activities to concern himself with matters so trivial as the number of missions men had to fly.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • brash = bold or self-confident in a manner that seems disrespectful or tasteless
  • "The same," I says, but couldn't say it pretty brash.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • brash = bold
  • When me and Jim heard that we didn't feel so brash as what we did before.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • brash = bold
  • When I got to camp I warn't feeling very brash, there warn't much sand in my craw; but I says, this ain't no time to be fooling around.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • brash = bold
  • But not feeling brash.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • brash = bold
  • The brash iniquity of the proposal tempted and amused the chaplain for a second or two.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Astoundingly, the eighty-one-year-old man took the brash twenty-four-year-old vagabonds advice to heart.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • These days Roman teaches at Alaska Pacific University, in Anchorage, and enjoys statewide renown for a long, brash string of backcountry escapades: He has, among other feats, traveled the entire 1,000-mile length of the Brooks Range by foot and paddle, skied 250 miles across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in subzero winter cold, traversed the 700-mile crest of the Alaska Range, and pioneered more than thirty first ascents of northern peaks and crags.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • So we poked along back home, and I warn't feeling so brash as I was before, but kind of ornery, and humble, and to blame, somehow—though I hadn't done nothing.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • brash = bold
  • I didn't mean it to sound brash; I just didn't really understand what the reporter expected us to do about how big the American boys were.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • I have no use for demigod boys—always so full of themselves, so brash and destructive.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • There was never a King Léopold, no brash Stanley, bury them, forget.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She imagined him at thirty, a brash businessman, confident of his position in the world and with the ladies.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • The snowmobile coughed into brash, choppy life.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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