venturesome

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adjective ven·ture·some \ˈven(t)-shər-səm\

Definition of venturesome

  1. 1 :  inclined to court or incur risk or danger :  daring a venturesome investor

  2. 2 :  involving risk :  hazardous a venturesome journey

venturesomely

adverb

venturesomeness

noun

Examples of venturesome in a Sentence

  1. a venturesome child tried to climb the huge tree

  2. the first solo pilot to undertake the venturesome crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by air

Origin and Etymology of venturesome

1venture + 1-some

Synonym Discussion of venturesome

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

VENTURESOME Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of venturesome for English Language Learners

  • : willing to take risks

  • : involving risk


VENTURESOME Defined for Kids

venturesome

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adjective ven·ture·some \ˈven-chər-səm\

Definition of venturesome for Students

  1. 1 :  tending to take risks

  2. 2 :  involving risk



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