ad·​ven·​ture·​some | \ əd-ˈven-chər-səm How to pronounce adventuresome (audio) \

Definition of adventuresome

: inclined to take risks : venturesome

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from adventuresome

adventuresomeness noun

Examples of adventuresome in a Sentence

not inclined to be adventuresome when it comes to foreign travel, preferring guided bus tours that stick to the beaten path

Recent Examples on the Web

In addition to the more adventuresome chocolate cake, San Daniele also includes the infinitely more familiar (at this point, cliched) tiramisu. Andrew Marton, star-telegram, "Dining experience at San Daniele in Grapevine can be described in one word: bellisimo | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018 Her first few years in India were adventuresome for an American woman back then., "Elizabeth E. Bharucha," 25 Feb. 2018 The advent of bigger, faster, more dependable machines allows riders to become more adventuresome. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Despite some rough spots, snowmachine conditions are good in the Interior," 22 Jan. 2018 So for less adventuresome investors, money market funds may be appealing. Carla Fried, New York Times, "For Bond Investors, Low Expectations in a Low-Yield World," 12 Jan. 2018 Bruce Flatt, CEO of Brookfield Asset Management tells Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker that 'these are times not to be over adventuresome'. Bloomberg, "Brookfield Asset Management Trying to be More Careful," 11 Dec. 2017 Thanks to its comedy-musical categories, the Globes can be more adventuresome and inclusive than other awards shows. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "With Hollywood “on Fire,” Can the Academy Keep Its Cool?," 8 Dec. 2017 The rising number of immigrants, the adventuresome palates of millennials and the frequency of traveling are driving the popularity of ethnic foods and strongly flavored dishes. Roxanne Wyss And Kathy Moore, kansascity, "Indian street food: What is it and where can you find it in KC? | The Kansas City Star," 29 Oct. 2017 To dine around Indy is to discover a tasteful blend of adventuresome cuisine and hearty favorites, served with a healthy dose of hometown pride. Mike And Wendy Pramik, USA TODAY, "10 tastes of Indianapolis for less than $10," 27 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'adventuresome.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of adventuresome

1628, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adventuresome

adventure entry 1 + -some entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about adventuresome

Statistics for adventuresome

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for adventuresome

The first known use of adventuresome was in 1628

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for adventuresome



English Language Learners Definition of adventuresome

chiefly US : liking to do dangerous and exciting things : seeking adventure


ad·​ven·​ture·​some | \ əd-ˈven-chər-səm How to pronounce adventuresome (audio) \

Kids Definition of adventuresome

: likely to take risks : daring

More from Merriam-Webster on adventuresome

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for adventuresome

Comments on adventuresome

What made you want to look up adventuresome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!