Dictionary

adventurous

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

1
a :  disposed to seek adventure or to cope with the new and unknown <an adventurous explorer>
b :  innovative <an adventurous artistic style>
2
:  characterized by unknown dangers and risks <an adventurous journey>
ad·ven·tur·ous·ly adverb
ad·ven·tur·ous·ness noun

Examples of ADVENTUROUS

  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>.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Advent wreathPrevious Word in the Dictionary: adventurismAll Words Near: adventurous
April 27, 2015
savvy Hear it
to understand
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears