ad·​ven·​ture·​some əd-ˈven-chər-səm How to pronounce adventuresome (audio)
: inclined to take risks : venturesome
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 Those were adventuresome yet safe days in postwar Los Angeles. Darrell Kunitomi, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2023 Travel After a long career with the FBI, Mary Beth Kepner was looking forward to an adventuresome retirement with her husband, Floyd Spinner. Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Mar. 2023 Future menu rotations could be even more adventuresome. Christina Tkacik,, 7 Oct. 2021 Sixty-something art historian and grandmother Lorna Mott Dumas is the novel’s adventuresome test case. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 25 June 2021 Today’s visitors are often trekkers, the sort of adventuresome people who find Nepal too crowded. Chris Jones, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2020 Though patchy throughout, Madame X has a claim as the most adventuresome, politically bold work in her catalogue. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 3 July 2019 The menu focuses on offerings for a wide range of palates from classic to adventuresome. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 11 July 2019 Something quite adventuresome might surface out of the blue., 15 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adventuresome was in 1628

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“Adventuresome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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