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 now consumers are more venturesome and subscriptions are less necessary. Richard Kestenbaum, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 There are good VCs being venturesome with their capital. Paul Ford, Wired, 27 Sep. 2021 Befitting its location among a new wave of youthful, venturesome downtown dwellers, the shop will cater to a buzzy subculture of drinkers, specializing in natural wine. Ben Crandell,, 10 Aug. 2021 For Bitcoin believers, where the business world's top trendsetter goes, venturesome corporate captains will follow. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 3 May 2021 But those venturesome pioneers crafted a system that unleashed human potential, and their successors built upon it. WSJ, 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, 3 Dec. 2019 Two venturesome spirits join forces in a distinctive duo. Howard Reich,, 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, 3 Oct. 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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17 Oct 2021

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“Venturesome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of venturesome

: willing to take risks : daring
: involving risk : dangerous


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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