Definitions for: Adventurous


[adj] willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad*ven"tur*ous, a. [OE. aventurous, aunterous, OF.
aventuros, F. aventureux, fr. aventure. See Adventure, n.]
1. Inclined to adventure; willing to incur hazard; prone to
embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring; -- applied
to persons.

Bold deed thou hast presumed, adventurous Eve.
--Milton.

2. Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger;
requiring courage; rash; -- applied to acts; as, an
adventurous undertaking, deed, song.

Syn: Rash; foolhardy; presumptuous; enterprising; daring;
hazardous; venturesome. See Rash.

Synonyms: adventuresome, audacious, daring, sporting, swaggering, swashbuckling, venturesome, venturous

Antonyms: unadventurous

See Also: bold, brave, courageous, fearless, incautious

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