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venturesome

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

Simple Definition of venturesome

  • : willing to take risks

  • : involving risk

Full Definition of venturesome

  1. 1 :  involving risk :  hazardous <a venturesome journey>

  2. 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>



1661

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>.


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