Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
3. Prospective Affections
RASHNESS &c. adj.; temerity, want of caution, imprudence, indiscretion; overconfidence, presumption, audacity; precipitancy, precipitation, impetuosity; levity; foolhardihood, foolhardiness; heedlessness, thoughtlessness (inattention) [See Inattention]; carelessness (neglect) [See Neglect]; desperation; Quixotism, knight-errantry; fire eating.
gaming, gambling; blind bargain, leap in the dark, fools paradise; too many eggs in one basket.
DESPERADO, rashling [obs.], madcap, daredevil, Hotspur, Hector; scapegrace, enfant perdu [F.]; Don Quixote, knight-errant, Icarus; adventurer; dynamiter or dynamitard; fire eater, bully, bravo.
GAMBLER, gamester (chance) [See Chance].
BE RASH &c. adj.; stick at nothing, play a desperate game; run into danger [See Danger]; play with -fire, - edge tools; donner tête baissée [F.]; knock ones head against a wall &c. (be unskillful) [See Unskillfulness]; kick against the pricks; rush on destruction; tempt Providence, go on a forlorn hope.
carry too much sail, sail too near the wind, ride at single anchor, go out of ones depth; go to sea in a sieve.
take a leap in the dark; buy a pig in a poke; bet against a dead certainty.
count ones chickens before they are hatched; reckon without ones host; catch at straws; trust to -, lean on- a broken reed.