Rash vs Fewer - What's the difference?
As a proper noun rash
As a determiner fewer is
the comparative of few
; a smaller number.
From (etyl) rash, .
Acting too quickly without considering the risks and consequences; not careful; hasty.
So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.
(obsolete) Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent.
- rash words spoken in the heat of debate
- I scarce have leisure to salute you, / My matter is so rash .
- Strong as aconitum or rash gunpowder.
(symptom) An area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin.
A surge in problems; a spate, string or trend
- There has been a rash of vandalism lately.
(A surge in problems) epidemic
* canker rash
* diaper rash
* heat rash
* hiker’s rash
* nappy rash
* nettle rash
* rash vest
* reef rash
* rose rash
* tooth rash
(obsolete) To prepare with haste.
Compare (etyl) , (etyl) Rasch, probably from Arras in France.
An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.
- (John Donne)
To pull off or pluck violently.
To slash; to hack; to slice.
- rashing of helms and riving plates asunder
) (superlative fewest)
The comparative of few ; a smaller number.
- Fewer women wear hats these days.
- There are fewer tigers than there were a hundred years ago.