adjective ad·ven·tur·ous \əd-ˈven-ch(ə-)rəs\

: not afraid to do new and dangerous or exciting things

: exciting or unusual

: full of danger and excitement

Full Definition of ADVENTUROUS

a :  disposed to seek adventure or to cope with the new and unknown <an adventurous explorer>
b :  innovative <an adventurous artistic style>
:  characterized by unknown dangers and risks <an adventurous journey>
ad·ven·tur·ous·ly adverb
ad·ven·tur·ous·ness noun


  1. The island attracts adventurous travelers.
  2. He is an adventurous cook who is always trying new recipes.
  3. Her design is an adventurous departure from what we usually see.
  4. They have an adventurous lifestyle.

First Known Use of ADVENTUROUS

15th century

Synonym Discussion of ADVENTUROUS

adventurous, venturesome, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy mean exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense. adventurous implies a willingness to accept risks but not necessarily imprudence <adventurous pioneers>. venturesome implies eagerness for perilous undertakings <venturesome stunt pilots>. daring implies fearlessness in courting danger <daring mountain climbers>. daredevil stresses ostentation in daring <daredevil motorcyclists>. rash suggests imprudence and lack of forethought <a rash decision>. reckless implies heedlessness of probable consequences <a reckless driver>. foolhardy suggests a lack of good sense <the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm>.


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