adventurism

noun
ad·​ven·​tur·​ism | \ əd-ˈven-chə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce adventurism (audio) \

Definition of adventurism

: improvisation or experimentation (as in politics or military or foreign affairs) in the absence or in defiance of accepted plans or principles

Other Words from adventurism

adventurist \ əd-​ˈven-​ch(ə-​)rist How to pronounce adventurism (audio) \ noun
adventuristic \ əd-​ˌven-​chə-​ˈri-​stik How to pronounce adventurism (audio) \ adjective

Examples of adventurism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this is Putin’s adventurism, and the left must stand firmly against it. Matthew Duss, The New Republic, 1 June 2022 Yet Russia's failure to take over the entire country and the unified Western response may serve as a red flag to military adventurism. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 24 May 2022 Yet Russia’s abject failure to take over the entire country and the unified Western response may serve as a red flag to military adventurism. Peter Baker, BostonGlobe.com, 23 May 2022 Yet Russia’s failure to take over the entire country and the unified Western response may serve as a red flag to military adventurism. New York Times, 23 May 2022 The president is considered a foreign-policy hand — the former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — with a broad aversion to military adventurism. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 Deterring future Russian adventurism can be done largely by the United States’ European allies, which together spend three times what Russia spends on its military and have economies that taken together are more than ten times as large. William Hartung, Forbes, 16 May 2022 At times, domestic politics can influence adventurism abroad and how strongly American values are incorporated into foreign policy. Jeffrey Fields, The Conversation, 4 Apr. 2022 For some commentators, the war reveals both the necessity and resilience of liberal ideals that have been tarnished by association with economic instability, military adventurism, and cultural homogenization. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of adventurism

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adventurism

adventure entry 1 + -ism, in part after Russian avantjurizm

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16 Jun 2022

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“Adventurism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adventurism. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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