un·​ad·​ven·​tur·​ous | \ ˌən-əd-ˈven-ch(ə-)rəs How to pronounce unadventurous (audio) \

Definition of unadventurous

: not adventurous an unadventurous person an architecturally unadventurous design

Other Words from unadventurous

unadventurously adverb
unadventurousness noun

Examples of unadventurous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like Rugani, Rodrigo Bentancur has failed to show any tangible progress, and his passing has become increasingly unadventurous after a string of high profile mistakes. Adam Digby, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 Since taping, Cicolini has emerged as somewhat of a local celebrity and rightfully so — her innovative, Abbruzzo-style approach to proteins that many unadventurous eaters shy away from (like tripe, liver and heart) is food artistry at its finest. Joey Skladany, PEOPLE.com, 27 Sep. 2021 Not that Chambers has led a dull, plotless, unadventurous existence. Jason Kehe, Wired, 16 Sep. 2021 An unadventurous and disciplined Villarreal side, expertly coached by Unai Emery, sat back and invited United to attack, but they were put under very little pressure. Sam Pilger, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Sacked by the chairman, replaced by a perpetual winner who, at the time of writing, looks likely to break that habit with us, turning us into a boring, unadventurous, mid-table, mediocre side in the process. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 8 May 2021 But this doesn’t mean that wine drinkers today are unadventurous. Bon Appétit, 5 May 2021 The team became a kind of lazy shorthand for tastefully unadventurous filmmaking, and unfairly so. Keith Phipps, Vulture, 27 Apr. 2021 The cult of experience and stoicism ultimately offer little solace (as Hemingway learned himself) when advancing age dulls the senses and sharpens the reality of inevitable (and probably unadventurous) death. D.j. Tice, Star Tribune, 5 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unadventurous

1671, in the meaning defined above

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“Unadventurous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadventurous. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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