venturesome

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

Definition of venturesome

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

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Origin and Etymology of venturesome

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

venturesome

adjective

Definition of venturesome for English Language Learners

  • : willing to take risks

  • : involving risk


VENTURESOME Defined for Kids

venturesome

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

Definition of venturesome for Students

1 : tending to take risks
2 : involving risk


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