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

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Other Words from unadventurous

unadventurously adverb
unadventurousness noun

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Right or wrong, San Diego’s collective palate has long been considered unadventurous. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Il Dandy’s Michelin-starred chefs take Italian to new heights — but is it high enough?," 4 July 2019 The Jetta features crisp, unadventurous styling inside an out. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is making a last stand for sedans," 24 Aug. 2018 If your dad’s formalwear game has been a bit unadventurous as of late, Comme des Garçons’s colorful floral tie should liven up an otherwise traditional suit. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Need a Father’s Day Gift? Shop 16 Classic Items, All Under $150," 24 May 2018 Usually unadventurous tactics, defensive formations and questionable team selections are the main things that Moyes will be remembered for at the London Stadium - even while his mission has been a success overall. SI.com, "Why David Moyes Is Not the Man to Take West Ham Forward Despite Saving Hammers From Relegation," 15 May 2018 Widely criticised for the unadventurous nature of United's performances for much of this season, Mourinho has been increasingly tetchy of late. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Mourinho: "People with a brain" understand Man United overhaul," 22 Mar. 2018 Despite all its museums, stately architecture and polished thoroughfares — or perhaps because of them — the Upper East Side’s reputation is as a stuffy, cushioned cloister of the wealthy and unadventurous. Robert Simonson, New York Times, "My Upper East Side Story: Pizza, Schnitzel, a Piano Bar," 12 Apr. 2018 And on the Leeward Coast: More beaches ... including one, toward Kaena Point, that isn’t for the unadventurous. Alan Solomon, chicagotribune.com, "Escaping the tourist track on the quieter side of Oahu," 29 Jan. 2018 Views was Drake’s safest and most unadventurous album to-date, a work that sometimes felt like a marketing seminar disguised as music. Jack Hamilton, Slate Magazine, "Drake’s More Life Is Drake’s Best Album Because It Has the Least Drake," 22 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unadventurous

1671, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2019

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The first known use of unadventurous was in 1671

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English Language Learners Definition of unadventurous

: afraid to do or try new and dangerous or exciting things
: not exciting or unusual

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