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

Definition of adventuresome

: inclined to take risks : venturesome

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
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First Known Use of adventuresome

1628, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adventuresome

adventure entry 1 + -some entry 1

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“Adventuresome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of adventuresome

: likely to take risks : daring


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