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 pioneersventuresome implies a jaunty eagerness for perilous undertakings.
venturesome stunt pilotsdaring implies fearlessness in courting danger.
daring mountain climbersdaredevil stresses ostentation in daring.
daredevil motorcyclistsrash 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
Examples of venturesome in a Sentence
a venturesome child tried to climb the huge tree
the first solo pilot to undertake the venturesome crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by air
Recent Examples on the WebIn addition to chronicling episodes from this brave, venturesome life, Drury depicts modern-day nurses, mothers and other caregivers, sometimes imagining them as time-traveling avatars of Seacole herself — hence the plural of the title.
Washington Post, 10 May 2022 Transitioning from live performances to virtual presentations neither intimidated nor inhibited the co-artistic directors of San Diego’s venturesome Project [BLANK], Leslie Ann Leytham and Brendan Nguyen.
David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Jan. 2022 But now consumers are more venturesome and subscriptions are less necessary.
Richard Kestenbaum, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 There are good VCs being venturesome with their capital.
Paul Ford, Wired, 27 Sep. 2021 Befitting its location among a new wave of youthful, venturesome downtown dwellers, the shop will cater to a buzzy subculture of drinkers, specializing in natural wine.
Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Aug. 2021 For Bitcoin believers, where the business world's top trendsetter goes, venturesome corporate captains will follow.
Shawn Tully, Fortune, 3 May 2021 But those venturesome pioneers crafted a system that unleashed human potential, and their successors built upon it.
WSJ, 25 Feb. 2017 Marys Seacole’ The venturesome 19th-century Jamaican nurse played so forbiddingly by the fearless Quincy Tyler Bernstine is but one of the health workers in this tornado-like play by Jackie Sibblies Drury.
Ben Brantley, New York Times, 3 Dec. 2019 See More
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