ven·​ture·​some | \ ˈven(t)-shər-səm How to pronounce venturesome (audio) \

Definition of venturesome

1 : inclined to court or incur risk or danger : daring a venturesome investor
2 : involving risk : hazardous a venturesome journey

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Other Words from venturesome

venturesomely adverb
venturesomeness noun

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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

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 Web But those venturesome pioneers crafted a system that unleashed human potential, and their successors built upon it. WSJ, "Warren Buffett’s Letter to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders," 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, "Best Theater of 2019," 3 Dec. 2019 Two venturesome spirits join forces in a distinctive duo. Howard Reich,, "Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Your guide to the premieres, stars and innovators in Chicago this weekend," 27 Sep. 2019 What Welch and later Immelt considered its jewel was GE Capital, the financing and investment arm that made venturesome bets in real estate, commercial lending, and insurance. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "How the Man Who Nailed Madoff Got GE Wrong," 3 Oct. 2019 And what this year’s venturesome Salzburg Festival — the world most extravagant and ambitious performing arts festival — says about L.A. Opera. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Plácido Domingo wins a long ovation in his first concert after harassment allegations," 26 Aug. 2019 The venturesome looked to private markets for higher returns. The Economist, "The rise and rise of private capital," 4 July 2019 For the first time, two venerable, venturesome L.A. concert series, Piano Spheres and Monday Evening Concerts, dipped their toes into the summer concert waters with what felt like festival-ish programming. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: L.A. needs a summer music festival. Piano Spheres and Monday Evening Concerts show the way," 30 July 2019 The June edition was staged in a rowhouse in Columbia Heights, where, about 2 a.m., TrillaKay was spinning polychromatic Rico Nasty tunes while the venturesome rap duo Model Home was gearing up for a set of improvised turbulence. 4 p.m. $9-$10. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of venturesome

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for venturesome

venture entry 1 + -some entry 1

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The first known use of venturesome was in 1661

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“Venturesome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of venturesome

: willing to take risks
: involving risk


ven·​ture·​some | \ ˈven-chər-səm How to pronounce venturesome (audio) \

Kids Definition of venturesome

1 : tending to take risks
2 : involving risk

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