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

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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 At this concert, eight vocalists will give performances in her honor, including the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Sheila Jordan and the venturesome singer Jay Clayton. New York Times, "12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 14 June 2018 At eighteen, he was hired as the touring keyboard player for the venturesome pop singer Imogen Heap, a job that led to work as a session musician. Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker, "An Electronic Soundtrack for Spiritual Awakening," 23 Apr. 2018 Second, Chinese shoppers are voracious and venturesome, an advantage to innovators with clever products but unfamiliar brands. The Economist, "China’s audacious and inventive new generation of entrepreneurs," 23 Sep. 2017 Their venturesome spirit drew them to search for a home in the Flatiron District, an evolving neighborhood now home to boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Jill Gerston, ELLE Decor, "Youthful Glamour in New York City," 27 Dec. 2010 Mr. Ponty, a French violinist, is known for his flashy virtuosity and his venturesome original music, a fusion-era brew of European folk song, funk, postbop and rock. New York Times, "Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week," 22 June 2017 Though not widely celebrated in America, Indo-Chinese food is familiar to in-the-know locals and venturesome food travelers like myself. David Shaftel, New York Times, "Indo-Chinese Food Is Hard to Find, Except in New Jersey," 9 Mar. 2017

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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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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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