unadventurous

adjective

un·​ad·​ven·​tur·​ous ˌən-əd-ˈven-ch(ə-)rəs How to pronounce unadventurous (audio)
: not adventurous
an unadventurous person
an architecturally unadventurous design
unadventurously adverb
unadventurousness noun

Examples of unadventurous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our children are unadventurous eaters. Damon Young, Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2022 The way de Montebello sees it, the next challenge is persuading the geographically unadventurous to make the trip uptown. Julie Belcove, Robb Report, 31 Dec. 2022 When asked to draw a picture of a flower that does not exist, monolingual children were fairly unadventurous, drawing perhaps a flower that was missing its leaves, or a flower with only one petal. Julie Sedivy, Discover Magazine, 19 Jan. 2012 Sony hit its marks, delivering graphically impressive but otherwise unadventurous installments in their major series, and Nintendo shipped a suite of characteristically springy platformers and sports games. Clayton Purdom, Chron, 8 Dec. 2022 The 120 felt somewhat unadventurous in terms of the color scheme, but its openness and lightness induced a calm, relaxing feel. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 16 Sep. 2022 This unadventurous pursuit entails imitating its characters’ details, costumes and color palette to mimic, as closely as possible, what the audience is already familiar with. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unadventurous was in 1671

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“Unadventurous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadventurous. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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