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venturesome

adjective ven·ture·some \ˈven(t)-shər-səm\

: willing to take risks

: involving risk

Full Definition of VENTURESOME

1
:  involving risk :  hazardous <a venturesome journey>
2
:  inclined to court or incur risk or danger :  daring <a venturesome investor>
ven·ture·some·ly adverb
ven·ture·some·ness noun

Examples of VENTURESOME

  1. <a venturesome child tried to climb the huge tree>
  2. <the first solo pilot to undertake the venturesome crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by air>

First Known Use of VENTURESOME

1661

Synonym Discussion of VENTURESOME

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>.
VENTURESOME Defined for Kids

venturesome

adjective ven·ture·some \ˈven-chər-səm\

Definition of VENTURESOME for Kids

1
:  tending to take risks
2
:  involving risk

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