ven·​tur·​ous ˈven(t)-sh(ə-)rəs How to pronounce venturous (audio)
venturously adverb
venturousness noun

Examples of venturous in a Sentence

at the time, any woman venturous enough to want to be an astronaut faced ridicule
Recent Examples on the Web Whether it’s jet-boating in Machu Picchu with Red Savannah, rock-climbing in Colorado River’s write water rapids, or racing across Norway’s glaciers on snowmobiles, these destinations are sure to fuel an Arian’s venturous spirit. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 11 Jan. 2020

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Word History


aphetic form of adventurous, after venture entry 1, venture entry 2

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of venturous was in 1565

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Cite this Entry

“Venturous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


ven·​tur·​ous ˈvench-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce venturous (audio)
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