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1‘next day, he broke out in a rash’
spots, skin eruption, breakout
hives, heat rash, nettle rash, nappy rash
technical erythema, exanthema, urticaria, papules, roseola, purpura, pompholyx
2‘the incident provoked a rash of articles in the press’
spate, wave, flood, deluge, torrent
outbreak, plague, epidemic, explosion, run, flurry
1‘he cursed himself for being so rash’
reckless, impetuous, impulsive, hasty, overhasty, foolhardy, incautious, precipitate, precipitous, premature, careless, heedless, thoughtless, imprudent, foolish, headstrong, adventurous, over-adventurous, hot-headed, daredevil, devil-may-care, overbold, audacious, indiscreet
ill-considered, unconsidered, unthinking, ill-advised, injudicious, ill-judged, misguided, spur-of-the-moment, unthought-out, hare-brained, unwary, unguarded, wild, madcap
careful, cautious, prudent
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