adventurous

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adjective ad·ven·tur·ous \əd-ˈven-ch(ə-)rəs\

Definition of adventurous

  1. 1a :  disposed to seek adventure or to cope with the new and unknown an adventurous explorerb :  innovative an adventurous artistic style

  2. 2 :  characterized by unknown dangers and risks an adventurous journey

adventurously

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adventurousness

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Examples of adventurous in a Sentence

  1. The island attracts adventurous travelers.

  2. He is an adventurous cook who is always trying new recipes.

  3. Her design is an adventurous departure from what we usually see.

  4. They have an adventurous lifestyle.

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Origin and Etymology of adventurous

alteration (with -d- restored from Latin) of Middle English aventurous ”occurring by chance, daring, seeking new exploits,” borrowed from Anglo-French, from aventure 1adventure + -ous -ous


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of adventurous

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 a jaunty 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 recklessness that is inconsistent with good sense. the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm

ADVENTUROUS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of adventurous for English Language Learners

  • : not afraid to do new and dangerous or exciting things

  • : exciting or unusual

  • : full of danger and excitement


ADVENTUROUS Defined for Kids

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adjective ad·ven·tur·ous \əd-ˈven-chə-rəs\

Definition of adventurous for Students

  1. 1 :  ready to take risks or to deal with new or unexpected problems adventurous explorers

  2. 2 :  dangerous 1, risky an adventurous voyage



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